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Fritillaria viridea; San Benito Fritillary   

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Fritillaria viridea
Fritillaria viridea
San Benito Fritillary
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0510 0706 (2010-05-08)

Copyright © 2010 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  May 7, 2005
  • location   Clear Creek Road, west of New Idria (San Benito County, California, US)
  • family Liliaceae
  • notes   Habit shot of Fritillaria viridea, an endemic of San Benito County and environs (i.e. there are also some records from Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties). F. viridea (like its close relative F. ojaiensis) is somewhat reminiscent of the more widespread F. affinis, but it's typically a more slender plant with smaller and paler yellow flowers, which are much less mottled than those of F. affinis (or F. ojaiensis). F. viridea seems to prefer growing in the shade or twiggy protection of a 'nurse shrub', though it can less frequently be found growing more in the open, as in this image.
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   San Benito Fritillary (photographer)
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