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Scientific Name: Fritillaria meleagris
Pronunciation: frit-ih-LAIR-ee-uh mell-ee-AY-griss
Common Name: Guinea hen flower
Family Name: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves grass-like and widely-spaced on the stems; flowers nodding, 6 tepals, checkered reddish-brown, purple, white, or grey.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:< 0.1m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
Guinea hen flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Silver / Grayish
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Purple, Dark-red, (checkered or all white as with F. 'Alba')
Flower Time at Peak: Apr

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: May
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Bulbs

Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
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