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Fritillaria lusitanica, meleagria

Fritillaria lusitanica

Description:

Fritillaria lusitanica is a perennial herbal plant, bulbous, of the liliacea family. Native of Spain and Portugal, where it grows wild at the highlands, showing a great variety of phenotypes. It produces a very atractive flower with intense colours. F. lusitanica grows up to 50 cm high. It has alternated leaves, from linear to spear shaped. The flowers steam is thin and glabrous, sprouts at early springtime from a bulbous and produces at the end of April lonely, bell-shaped, hanging flowers.

Habitat:

It grows in rocky and dry places, associated with box shrubs or in pine forest clearings, between 500 to 2000 meters high. At Parque Nacional de Monfragüe

Notes:

spanish names: campanicas, meleagria, meleagria de Sierra Nevada, meleagria encarnada, meleagria española, meleagride, tablero de damas

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5 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Gracias Mayra

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Muito linda!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Yes, Thanks, Arlanda! Interesting similarities and differences.

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Yes Alice, interesting and beautiful. it is the first time I see it.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Interesting Bulb!

arlanda
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arlanda

Serradilla, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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