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Talus Fritillary
Fritillaria falcata
About Talus Fritillary (Fritillaria falcata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fritillaria falcata is a species of fritillary known by the common name talus fritillary. This rare wildflower is endemic to the serpentine talus of the mountains in and around the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It grows a short stem about 10 to 20 centimeters tall surrounded by two to six flat, sickle-shaped leaves up to about 8 centimeters in length. The erect, star-shaped flower has six petals one to two centimeters long which are greenish outside and yellow mottled with purple-brown inside. This is sometimes considered a subspecies of Fritillaria atropurpurea.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 - 7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Purple, Brown

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.0" - 48.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 0.59", Coldest Month: 47.7" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 64.6" - 72.7", Humidity: 4.12" - 21.73", Elevation: 776" - 5238"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Talus 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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