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Butte County Fritillary
Fritillaria eastwoodiae
About Butte County Fritillary (Fritillaria eastwoodiae) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria eastwoodiae, also known as Butte County Fritillary or Eastwood's Fritillary is a rare member of the Lily family (Liliaceae), endemic to the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Mountains in California. It grows in dry open woodlands and chaparral from 500 to 1500 meters, in Shasta, Yuba, Tehama, Butte and El Dorado Counties. It occurs in similar habitat with F. affinis, F. micrantha, and F. recurva, and blooms from March through May. It can sometimes be found on serpentine soils. It grows to heights from 20 to 80 centimeters, and has linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves arranged on its waxy pale stem. Its flowers are nodding with slightly flared and slightly recurved petals. Its color varies from greenish-yellow mottled to a mixture of red, orange, green and yellow mottling.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange, Green, Red

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade


Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
3*, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry slopes+J1606

Annual Precipitation: 25.8" - 80.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.55" - 2.18", Coldest Month: 41.2" - 51.1", Hottest Month: 62.5" - 75.6", Humidity: 2.33" - 24.25", Elevation: 161" - 4990"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Butte County Missionbells

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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