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Fritillaria agrestis
About Stinkbells (Fritillaria agrestis) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria agrestis is a species of fritillary known by the common name stinkbells. This wildflower is endemic to California, where it is a rare plant. It grows in heavy soils, particularly clay, in the central part of the state. This lily grows an erect stem reaching about half a meter in height with a clump of 5 to 12 long, narrow leaves clustered around its base. The nodding flower is a cup of six petals, each one to three centimeters long and sometimes curved at the tips. They are white with greenish to pinkish markings on the outer surface and purple-brown on the inner surface. The nectaries inside the flower are long and prominent. The flower has an unpleasant odor.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Clay depressions

Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 71.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 1.41", Coldest Month: 33.7" - 51.8", Hottest Month: 55.8" - 78.7", Humidity: 0.94" - 27.65", Elevation: 12" - 6564"

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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