17th May 2012 – Not strictly purple but……

I found this wonderful Fritillaria today on a mountainside.  There were a number of the single variety of this Fritillaria affinis all at various stages of development, from just budding to being fully open.

I have never seen a Fritillary in the wild before and just marvelled at its beauty.  This variety can have a purple base, but I think this one is more claret than anything.  Anyway, this is an extra photo for today, just because………

Check out more information about this wonderful wild and special plant at Biology-blog.com

Checker Lily, Chocolate Lily

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5 thoughts on “17th May 2012 – Not strictly purple but……

  1. beautiful photo!

  2. i love the detail in this shot!

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