Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Fritillaria pudica (Yellow Bells)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Liliopsida Monocotyledons

Subclass

 Liliidae

Order

 Liliales

Family

 Liliaceae Lily family

Genus

 Fritillaria L. fritillary

Species

 Fritillaria pudica (Pursh) Spreng. yellow fritillary

 

Photo at right by Guana at USDA

This is a short version of the beloved Fritillaria topping out at only 6 tall in most situations.

Because the nodding blooms are more open and often found one per stem, they resemble a small tulip.

The flowers are deep yellow with a tinge of brown around the base.

The little erect leaves give this flower an animated appearance.

They are found growing from British Columbia to northern California east of the Cascade Mountains in USDA zones3-9.

They are known to be very hardy and draught tolerant although they look very delicate.

Yellow Bells will grow happily in the grassy meadow or woodland setting as well as being a welcome addition to the rock garden.

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