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Snake's-head Fritillary

Fritillaria meleagris

Habitat:

Loam area. Flooding forest area.

Notes:

Fritillaria meleagris L., Snake's-head Fritillary, Obična kockavica, 2270 Bot ,Šuma Zlatica, 22.III.2014. https://www.flickr.com/photos/morton1905...

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4 Comments

Beautiful find Morton 1905,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Morton1905, your Snake's-head Fritillary is our Spotting of the Day:

"Our striking Spotting of the Day has so many common names you don't know where to start! Fritillaria meleagris (family Liliaceae) is known as snake's head fritillary, chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily, chequered lily and more, and that's just English. In Croatia, where this photograph was taken, it is know as kockavica. The genus name Fritillaria comes from the Latin 'fritillus', meaning dice-box, and may refer to the chequered pattern of flowers. Fritillaria meleagris is often cultivated in gardens but can be difficult to find in the wild; it is listed as endangered in many countries. This plant is native to Europe and western Asia, with grasslands in damp soils as habitat".

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

beautiful!
odlicna, mrak!

I like that flower!

Morton1905
Spotted by
Morton1905

Croatia

Spotted on Mar 22, 2014
Submitted on Sep 7, 2018

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