Calflora
Taxon  Report   3642    
Fritillaria purdyi  Eastw.
Purdy's fritillary
Fritillaria purdyi
© 2015 John Doyen
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Fritillaria purdyi
© 2006 Matt Below
Fritillaria purdyi
© 2007 Steve Matson
Fritillaria purdyi, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Fritillaria purdyi
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Family: LILIACEAE  
Genus: Fritillaria
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 4.5; (broad endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Fritillaria biflora var. inflexa
More information about  Fritillaria purdyi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (FRPU3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).