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Snakeshead Lily
Liliaceae
Fritillaria meleagris


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Flower Petal # 6
Main Color    
Color 2    

Liliaceae Family

Fritillaria Genus
Physical Description
he flower has a chequered reddish-brown, purple, white and grey colouration, sometimes mostly white. It flowers from March to May and grows between 15 and 40 cm in height. It has a round bulb.




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General Information

Snake's Head Fritillary, Checkered Daffodil, Chess Flower, Frog-cup, Guinea-hen Flower, Leper Lily, Snake's Head.

In Croatia the flower is known as Kockavica and is part of the country's national symbol.

It's contains poisonous alkaloids.



Purple Flower - Flower
Purple Flower - Flower - MrFlores

Comment: Snakeshead Lily, Fritillaria meleagris

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jamills
jamills
July 28, 2009
or to my eye it looks like Snakeshead Lily (Fritillaria meleagris) but definitely a fritillaria
gardengeek
gardengeek
May 15, 2009
Chocolate Lily
Fritillaria lanceolata

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Google: Snakeshead Lily Wikipedia: Snakeshead Lily YouTube: Snakeshead Lily
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