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13. Fritillaria ojaiensis Davidson, Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 21: 41, plate 2. 1922.

Ojai fritillary

Bulb scales: large 3–5; small 1–3. Stem 4–7 dm. Leaves in 1–3 whorls of 3–5 leaves per node proximally, alternate or opposite distally, 13 cm, usually shorter than inflorescence; blade linear to narrowly lanceolate; distal leaves usually ± equaling proximalmost leaf. Flowers nodding; tepals dull greenish yellow with scattered to profuse dark dots, broadly lanceolate, 1.5–3 cm, apex not recurved; nectaries prominent or obscure, paler in color than rest of tepals, widely elliptic to ± diamond-shaped, 1/3 tepal length; style obviously branched for 1/2–2/3 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm. Capsules winged. 2n = 14.

Flowering Feb--Apr. Rocky slopes, river basins; of conservation concern; 300--500 m; Calif.

Fritillaria ojaiensis is considered rare and endangered in California. It is closely related to F. affinis, and is sometimes considered synonymous with it.


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