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Ojai Fritillary
Fritillaria ojaiensis
About Ojai Fritillary (Fritillaria ojaiensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria ojaiensis is a rare species of fritillary known by the common name Ojai fritillary. This wildflower is endemic to central California, where it is known from very few occurrences in the central Coast Ranges. It produces an erect stem reaching maximum heights near half a meter. The long, straight, very narrow leaves grow in whorls on the lower stem and in pairs near the top. Flowers are produced at intervals. Each nodding flower has six petals one to three centimeters long and greenish yellow to purple in color with purple mottling. At the center is a large nectary surrounded by stamens with large yellow anthers. This plant is similar to Fritillaria affinis and is sometimes considered a rare subtaxon of that species.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Purple

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky slopes, river basins

Annual Precipitation: 19.0" - 44.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 0.84", Coldest Month: 41.4" - 52.6", Hottest Month: 65.1" - 75.6", Humidity: 0.81" - 24.41", Elevation: 378" - 4857"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Ojai 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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