Fritillaria falcata (Jeps.) D.E. Beetle — Overview

Talus Fritillary learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Fritillaria falcata, commonly known as the talus fritillary, is a species endemic to the serpentine scree slopes of the mountains in and around the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It grows a short stem about 10 to 20 centimeters tall surrounded by two to six flat, sickle-shaped leaves up to about 8 centimeters in length. The upward facing flower has six tepals one to two centimeters long which are greenish on the outside and yellow mottled with purple-brown inside.


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