Fritillaria agrestis


Erythea 3: 67. 1895. 1895

Common names: Stinkbells
Synonyms: Fritillaria biflora var. agrestis Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 167.

Bulb scales: large 2–9; small 0–2. Stem 3–6 dm. Leaves 5–12, alternate, crowded near proximal center of stem, 5–15 cm; blade linear to lanceolate-oblong. Flowers nodding, odor definitely unpleasant; tepals greenish to purplish brown adaxially, white or yellow abaxially, ovate, 1.8–3.5 cm, apex not recurved; nectaries prominent, green, narrowly linear, forming narrow band 2/3 to equaling tepal length; style obviously branched for 1/2 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm. Capsules angled. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Depressions with clay or other heavy soils
Elevation: 0–500 m


This species is uncommon.

Selected References


Lower Taxa