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Yellowbells, Yellow Fritillary, Yellow Missionbells, Gold Bell - Fritillaria pudica

Family: Liliaceae - Lily family Genus Common Name: Fritillaria Native Status: Native
Fritillaria pudica - Yellowbells, Yellow Fritillary, Yellow Missionbells, Gold Bell. This is one of the 3 Fritillaria species found in Idaho out of the 23 total Fritillaria species found in the United States. All of thesea are found only in the western half of the US and Canada. It is a small plant, growing to usually less than a foot tall.

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Distribution of Fritillaria pudica in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 21 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID Date: 2010-June-08Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Fritillaria pudica blossoms are nodding, bell-shaped, and yellow. The tepals usually turn orangish with age, and sometimes, as in this example, will have a red-orange coloring at the base of the tepals.
Fritillaria pudica

Site: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID Date: Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/160f/8 100
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED
200mm (300 equiv)
Fritillaria pudica usually has only a single blossom per plant, although it will occasionally have two and may rarely have a 3rd.
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Fritillaria pudica

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