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Checkered Daffodil

Fritillaria meleagris

Description:

The flower has a chequered pattern in shades of purple, or is sometimes pure white. It flowers from March to May and grows between 15 and 40 cm in height. The plant has a round bulb, about 2 cm in diameter which contains poisonous alkaloids. It is commonly found growing in grasslands in damp soils and river meadows and can be found at altitudes up to 800 metres.

Habitat:

Hilly terrain with rough grassland and small bushes

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Ireland

Spotted on May 19, 2010
Submitted on May 12, 2011

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