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Striped Adobe-lily
Fritillaria striata
About Striped Adobe-lily (Fritillaria striata) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria striata, known by the common name striped adobe lily, is an uncommon species of fritillary. The plant is endemic to California, where it is known only from the southern Sierra Nevada foothills in Kern County and Tulare County, and east of the Tejon Hills in the Tehachapi Mountains foothills, on the Tejon Ranch in Kern County. It grows in adobe clay soils. Fritillaria striata produces an erect stem 25 to 40 centimeters tall and bearing pairs of long oval-shaped leaves 6 to 7 centimeters long. The nodding flower is a bell-shaped, fragrant bloom with six light pink tepals each striped with darker pink. The tips roll back. In the darker center of the flower is a greenish-yellow nectary surrounded by yellow anthers. The main threat to the plant is cattle grazing, wild pigs, and invasive species of grasses. Fritillaria striata is listed by the State of California as a Threatened species, and is on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California, listed as Seriously Endangered in California.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.8 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.0" - 33.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 0.85", Coldest Month: 37.0" - 50.7", Hottest Month: 60.1" - 78.7", Humidity: 2.50" - 28.13", Elevation: 389" - 6692"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Striped Abobe Lily, Striped Adobe Lily, Striped 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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