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Chocolate Lily

Fritillaria lanceolata

Description:

Dark purple-brown flowers mottled with yellow speckles.

Habitat:

Pacific Northwest rain forest. On southern facing bluffs overlooking Sumas Prairie. A fairly dry area at the edge of the forest with undergrowth of Salal and Oregon grape but this narrow area has wild Strawberry, Mock orange and Pearly everlasting.

Notes:

The only other Chocolate Lilies I have found were on Elk Mountain - also in the Fraser Valley.

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3 Comments

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Here is the link to my Chocolate Lily spotting on Saturna Island:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/113...
Most of the flowers were past their prime but this one was pretty good!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

I found some beautiful Chocolate Lilies on the east coast of Saturna Island, just south of Boat Pass. I will post the pics soon.

KishaB
KishaB 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

JeanSawatzky
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JeanSawatzky

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on May 18, 2012

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