British Columbia: Native plant ID

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  1. rootbboy

    rootbboy Active Member

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    I'm guessing a Fritillaria, quite small in height, maybe 7 or 8 inches? Flowers every year, bulblets. Foul smelling flowers.
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Right , looks to be Fritillaria camshatcensis.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Kind of a rare find.
     
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    Thank you @chimera ^^
    Thanks Ron. I was sold this plant as Fritillaria affinis a couple years back from a garden store that has since went out of business. When I researched chocolate lily it said it was shy flowering, and I began to get suspicious as mine consistently would flower. I was hoping someone would be able to tell the difference of 'winged' and 'wingless' seedpods, as F. affinis has winged and F. camshatcensis was unwinged, and I couldn't tell for sure.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks more like F. camschatcensis to me (tepals flare out, not as much spotting on the tepals), but if you want to take a photo of the fruit as it develops a little more, can confirm. It doesn't look to me so far that it will be winged, though.
     

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