The Genus Fritillaria belongs to the subfamily Lilioideae in the family Liliaceae which is part of the Order Liliales. The etymology is the latin fritillus which means dice-box.
|Fritillaria montana in Bristol 2014|
Fritillaria have bell-shaped flowers and tend to flower in spring. Some are reputed for their disagreeable odours. Fritillaria agrestis otherwise know as Stinkbells are supposed to smell like dog poop. Whereas Fritillaria imperialis is considered as a mole repellent in Europe because it has a “foxy” scent which repels rodents like mice, and moles so people plant it in their gardens as a mole repentant.
|Fritillaria imperialis at Grand Bigard, Belgium 2014|
|Fritillaria imperialis at Grand Bigard, Belgium 2012|
The etymology is the latin fritillus which means dice-box.
Binomial Name: Fritillaria imperialis
Common names: Crown imperial. Kaiser’s Crown (English); Couronne Impériale (French); Kaiserkrone (German); Keizerskroon (Dutch); Corona imperial (Spanish); Fritillaria imperiale
Binomial Name: Fritillaria montana
Common names: Firespike (English)
Binomial Name: Fritillaria agrestis
Common names: Stinkbells (English)
Binomial Name: Fritillaria recurva
Common names: Scarlet fritillary (English); Scarlachrote Fritillarie
Taxonomy: Order: Liliales – Family: Liliaceae – Subfamily: Lilioideae – Genus: Fritillaria - Species: Fritillaria imperialis, Fritillaria montana
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