Fritillaria agrestis

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Fritillaria agrestis
Fritillaria agrestis

Species Name: Fritillaria agrestis
Common Name: Stink Bells

Incredible yellowish, brown streaked lily-like flowers that don't stink despite its' name. Does well in dry shade, such as under an oak canopy. Prefers heavy or clay soil and needs dry conditions when dormant.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 6" to 8" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun, shade inland
Soil Preference:Heavy or Clay soils
Water Requirements: Occasional water (if no rain) during growth; dry when dormant
Cold Hardy to: 32 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Green
Endangered?: Listed 4.2
Distribution: Outer North Coast Ranges (Mendocino County), Sierra Nevada Foothills, Great Central Valley, Central Western California
Natural Habitat: UNCOMMON. Clay depressions or other low heavy soils with elevation <500 m.

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