Early-flowering Fritillaria species and their hardiness

Makiko Goto-Widerman makikogotowiderman@me.com
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:26:31 PDT
Thank you.  I always appreciate your precise botanical knowledge.

On Mar 9, 2014, at 12:36 PM, Jane McGary wrote:

> Makiko asked,
>> Hi Jane,
>> Long time before I saw a sign of  Fritillaria Festival in 
>> Jacksonville, OR. It was earlier season to see the flower.
>> I heard that the particular wild Fritillaria blooms only in Jacksonville area.
>> Do you know what kind of Fritillaria?
> It is Fritillaria gentneri, a natural hybrid between Fritillaria 
> recurva and Fritillaria affinis. (Perhaps it should be called F. x 
> gentneri?) It can be seen not only in Jacksonville but also in other 
> places in that part of southern Oregon. The populations show quite a 
> bit of variation, ranging from flowers that look just like F. recurva 
> to those that are much darker and larger and not recurved, showing 
> more influence of F. affinis. It is a listed species and therefore 
> cannot be sold in Oregon, which is too bad because it would be 
> extremely easy to propagate selected clones from the hundreds of 
> "rice grain" bulblets that mature bulbs produce. The main threat to 
> the existence of the wild plants is deer, which have been excluded 
> from some Fritillaria populations.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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