Definitions

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  • n. Any plant in the genus Fritillaria.

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • Ms. Benson inspected the underside of a fritillaria with her "garden peeping stick."

    Open Gardens in New York

  • Tulips, alliums, fritillaria and eremurus go to ground after they have flowered with good reason – because they come from areas of the world that have short wet periods followed by months of drought and searing heat.

    Light up your garden with bulbs

  • I have a number of those fritillaria blooming right now, too!

    Before They Are Gone « Fairegarden

  • What I love about the fritillaria is that I can just picture a little fairy pausing underneath their downturned petals for a spot of shade or escape from the rain.

    Before They Are Gone « Fairegarden

  • And just exactly what do you do to make fritillaria bloom and thrive?

    Miscellaneous Spring Bulbs 2010-The Best Of The Rest « Fairegarden

  • The fritillaria and last tulip photos are just lovely… Now I am going to make coffee!

    The Color Maroon? « Fairegarden

  • Of the lily family, fritillaria, smilacina, chlorogalum and several fine species of brodiaea, Ithuriel's spear, and others less prized are common, and the favorite calochortus, or Mariposa lily, a unique genus of many species, something like the tulips of Europe but far finer.

    The Yosemite

  • They were growing in a small, nestlike opening between the rock and the bushes, and both the erythronium and the fritillaria were in full flower.

    Steep Trails

  • The fritillaria has five or six linear, obtuse leaves, put on irregularly near the bottom of the stem, which is usually terminated by one large bell-shaped flower; but its more beautiful companion, the erythronium, has two radical leaves only, which are large and oval, and shine like glass.

    Steep Trails

  • Most of us would give our firstborn fritillaria to find the kind of "beauty in the wreckage" he describes in his winter garden.

    NYT > Home Page

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