Fritillaria biflora - Chocolate Lily
When Fritillaria biflora is found it always feels like a special occasion. The Chocolate Lily grows in heavy soils in the middle elevations of the Coast Ranges. I have often found Fritillaria biflora when there are serpentine outcrops. In order to grow Chocolate Lilies successfully plants will require an area outside the irrigated landscape. A summer drying period is critical. Fritillaria biflora can be found in bloom in the early Spring. By May the flowers are usually dried out.
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