Fritillaria affinis in Puget Sound country

Peter Taggart
Thu, 10 May 2012 12:03:12 PDT
interesting observations on the Frit.  Stephen,

I think it is Mahonia aquifolium, unless you 'lump' Mahonia in with
Berberis. It is possible to produce  Mules called  mahoberberis which I
believe are sterile but widely available

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:24 AM, stephen munro <> wrote:

> The past couple of weekends I have been happy to find Fritillaria affinis
> unexpectedly at two fairly different locales on and close to Puget Sound in
> western Washington State.
> Two clumps of shrubs predominated with the grasses and these were Oregon
> grape (Mahonia or is it Berberis? aquifolium) and Snowberry (Symphiocarpus
> albus).  No bulbs were found among the Snowberry  but they were found among
> the Oregon grape.

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