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Purdy's Fritillary
Fritillaria purdyi
About Purdy's Fritillary (Fritillaria purdyi) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria purdyi is a rare species of flowering plant in the lily family known by the common name Purdy's fritillary. It is native to the northwestern corner of California, where it grows in the serpentine soils of the coastal and inland mountains. It is probably also present in Oregon. This bulbous perennial herb produces an erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters tall surrounded by several oval leaves up to 10 centimeters long. The smooth stem is topped with a raceme flower cluster of one or more cup- or bell-shaped flowers. Each flower has 6 white petals heavily shaded with brownish-purple streaks or marks and pink tinting.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Purple, Brown

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry ridges

Annual Precipitation: 25.7" - 133.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 3.87", Coldest Month: 36.1" - 51.7", Hottest Month: 54.1" - 74.3", Humidity: 0.47" - 23.57", Elevation: 355" - 7121"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Purdy's 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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