Black-sea Fritillaria

Fritillaria pontica

Fritillaria pontica is native to mountains in Albania, Bulgaria, northern Greece and western Turkey. It grows to 20-38 cm (8-15 inches) and has a whorl of three leaves over the grey-green flowers. It was described by Mathew in The Smaller Bulbs as often having a warm brownish suffusion, especially on the apex and margins of the segments. Inside the green is shaded and veined brown with a band around the petal edges.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderLiliales
FamilyLiliaceae
GenusFritillaria
SpeciesFritillaria pontica
Photographed in
Bulgaria
Turkey