Fritillaria micrantha

A. Heller

Muhlenbergia 6: 83. 1910.

Common names: Brown bells
Basionym: Fritillaria parviflora Torrey Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 146. 1857,
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 170. Mentioned on page 166, 169.

Bulb scales: large 1–4; small 12–60. Stem 4–9 dm. Leaves in 1–3 whorls of 4–6 leaves per node proximally, alternate distally, 4.5–15 cm, usually shorter than inflorescence; blade linear to narrowly lanceolate; distal leaves usually ± equaling proximalmost leaf. Flowers nodding; tepals purplish to greenish white, sometimes faintly mottled, 1–2 cm, apex not recurved; nectaries greenish white, dotted purple, narrowly lanceolate, more than 1/3 but less than 1/2 tepal length; style obviously branched for 1/3–2/3 its length, branches strongly recurved, longer than 1.5 mm. Capsules broadly winged. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Dry benches and slopes to forest
Elevation: 300–1800 m


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Lower Taxa