Taxon  Report   3643    
Fritillaria recurva  Benth.
Scarlet fritillary
Fritillaria recurva
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Fritillaria recurva
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Fritillaria recurva
© 2013 Scot Loring
Fritillaria recurva, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Fritillaria recurva
© 2018 Leah Gardner
Genus: Fritillaria
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.7; (strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Fritillaria coccinea
PLANTS: Fritillaria recurva var. coccinea
More information about  Fritillaria recurva
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).