Pl. Hartw., 338. 1857.
Bulb scales: large 1–12; small 0–2. Stem 1.5–4.5 dm. Leaves 3–10, alternate, clustered near ground, 6–15 cm; blade elliptic to obovate-oblong. Flowers nodding, not noticeably fragrant; tepals pinkish purple, obovate, 2–3.5 cm, apex rounded to acute, not recurved; nectaries lavender, narrowly linear, 2/3 tepal length; style unbranched. Capsules obtusely angled. 2n = 24.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Adobe soil of interior foothills
Elevation: 0–500 m
Of conservation concern.
Fritillaria pluriflora is considered rare and endangered in California and is in cultivation.