Fritillaria atropurpurea   checker, leopard, or chocolate lily, mission bells
native                      herbaceous           
Distribution: Conifer Zone, Mid Elevation

USDA Plants Link: Fritillaria atropurpurea   (FRAT)
Flora of North America Link: Fritillaria atropurpurea

Bernice Bjornson had this this to say about the species in 1946:  “The rice root or mission bell is so well mottled that it is difficult to see it as it grows in the shade of shrubs and trees.  Perhaps it is best that it is well disguised for we do not have many of them.”

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