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Fritillaria pudica - (Pursh.)Spreng.
                 
Common Name Yellow Fritillary
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassland and sagebrush deserts to mixed coniferous forests, also on stony mountain slopes[60, 163], 400 - 2000 metres[90].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to Wyoming, south to New Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Fritillaria pudica Yellow Fritillary


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Fritillaria pudica Yellow Fritillary
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Physical Characteristics
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Fritillaria pudica is a BULB growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
Lilium pudicum.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root;  Seedpod.
Edible Uses:

Bulb - raw or cooked[46, 61, 161]. It can also be dried for later use[46]. Commonly eaten as a food by the native North Americans, the small bulbs were eaten raw and the larger ones cooked[270]. Rich in starch, it is best used in the autumn[172]. The raw bulb tastes like potatoes, when cooked it tastes like rice[212]. It can be eaten as a vegetable or can be added to soups etc[257]. The green seedpods can be eaten raw or cooked but are bitter[172]. A delicious flavour[212].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Best grown on a gritty well-drained sunny bank[42]. Plants must be kept dry in the summer[90, 134]. A very variable[270] and ornamental plant[1], but it is not easy to grow outdoors, though it has lived a long time in a bulb frame[90]. Flowers are produced in 4 - 6 years from seed[164]. The bulb produces bulbils freely[90].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as ripe in a cold frame, it should germinate in the spring[1]. Protect from frost[134]. Stored seed should be sown as soon as possible and can take a year or more to germinate[134]. Sow the seed quite thinly to avoid the need to prick out the seedlings. Once they have germinated, give them an occasional liquid feed to ensure that they do not suffer mineral deficiency. Once they die down at the end of their second growing season, divide up the small bulbs, planting 2 - 3 to an 8cm deep pot. Grow them on for at least another year in light shade in the greenhouse before planting them out whilst dormant. Division of offsets in August[1]. The larger bulbs can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out in the autumn. Bulb scales[163].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Fritillaria cirrhosaChuan Bei Mu23
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Fritillaria meleagrisSnakehead Fritillary, Chequered lily, Checkered Fritillary01
Fritillaria pallidifloraPale-Flowered Fritillary03
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Elizabeth H.
Marion Row Sun Mar 23 2008
I have a yellow and orange Fritillaria, the yellow plants flowers freely but the orange one has not flowered for about the last three years does anyone have any ideas.Please Marion
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