rice root

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  1. J Cody

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    This photo was taken near crystal lake in South Tweedsmuir park early August, 2005. I was so excited to see this beauty, which does resemble the chocolate lily that I can find in the Nicola Valley. The roots are very similiar and do resemble rice grains.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    This is the Kamchatka lily, rarer than riceroot (Fritillaria lanceolata).
     
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    Thanks ROn,

    I had wondered about the actual ID. SOme folks here call what I know as the chocolate lily, "rice root".

    I believe that the reference for the Kamchatka lily, that ID'ed it as rice root, was the Plants of the Northern Interior, by Pojar, MacKinnon and Coupe.

    Jen Cody
     
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    I'm going by shape and presentation of open flower, inside coloring. You may want to do some more checking, I may be wrong.
     

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