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Fritillaria pudica

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Species Name: Fritillaria pudica
Common Name: Yellow Fritillary

Bright yellow bell shaped flowers aging to brick red sit above delicate stems. Nice addition to a meadow or woodland garden. Bulbs are edible. Does best with regular water, but needs dry conditions when dormant.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 6" to 8" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun, part shade inland
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular during growth; dry when dormant
Cold Hardy to: 32 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, Cascade Ranges, Northern Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Grassy, shrubby, or wooded slopes



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