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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Chocolate Lily

I mentioned yesterday that I enjoy looking around in the Garry Oak Learning Meadow at Fort Rodd Hill. One of the reasons is that there is a knowledgeable and personable Parks Canada staff member there who patiently answers questions and also points out interesting or unusual plants. He pointed out the flower pictured above, an extraordinary Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis) with seven flower heads. When I've come across these in the wild they generally only have a single flower though I have seen double-flowered plants occasionally.


JoJo said...

I've never seen or heard of these before. Very unique.

The Furry Gnome said...

What a beautiful flower!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful! I can't recall hearing of that before.