Islette habitat

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:24:20 PDT
This time I looked at the spelling in the wiki before posting.  I have this Frit species in cultivation now but this one does not make as many seed pods. It could be the extreme habitat. A local native friend who has seen this bulb grown at a nearby inlet, mud flat for food claims their bulbs are much larger. True, my affinis bulbs are flatter. Am digging this fall and will study both spp. I plan to visit again in June to document flowering.  I'll have some seed to share. 


On Aug 21, 2012, at 8:41 AM, Jane McGary wrote:

> I think Richard's photo does show bulbs of Fritillaria 
> camschatcensis. F. affinis also grows on Vancouver Island and 
> environs, but its bulbs are typically more flattened. I have grown F. 
> affinis from seed collected on Vancouver Island and sent to an 
> exchange as F. camschatcensis, so there is some  (probably 
> overoptimistic) confusion over the two in that area, but RIchard has 
> probably found a population of F.c. (I'm not going to try to type 
> that Germano-Russo-Latinoid species epithet once more; I always think 
> it should have tsch in it).

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