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Fritillaria purdyi
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Scientific classification
F. purdyi
Binomial name
Fritillaria purdyi

Fritillaria purdyi, known by the common name Purdy's fritillary, is a rare species of flowering plant in the lily family.

It is endemic to northwestern California, from San Francisco Bay north, where it grows in the serpentine soils of the coastal and inland California Coast Ranges.


Fritillaria purdyi is a bulb-forming perennial herb with an erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters tall. Leaves are ovate, up to 10 centimeters long.

The smooth stem is topped with a raceme inflorescence of one or more cup- or bell-shaped flowers. Each flower has 6 white tepals heavily shaded with brownish-purple streaks or marks and pink tinting.

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