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Fritillaria viridea
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Fritillaria
Species:
F. viridea
Binomial name
Fritillaria viridea
Kellogg

Fritillaria viridea is a rare species of flowering plant in the lily family known by the common name San Benito fritillary. It is endemic to the Central Coast Ranges of California, where it is an uncommon member of the chaparral and serpentine soils flora. There are confirmed records of this species from San Benito and Monterey Counties plus unconfirmed reports from Fresno and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Description

This bulbous perennial herb produces an erect stem 30 to 65 centimeters tall surrounded by several lance-shaped leaves up to 10 centimeters long. The smooth stem is topped with a raceme inflorescence of one or nodding bell-shaped flowers. Each flower has 6 tepals one to two centimeters long which are pale to very dark greenish.

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