A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Red Bells (Fritillaria recurva)

Lithia Park, Ashland, OR, 3/2014.

Lithia Park, Ashland, OR, 3/2014.

Recognizably similar to its relatives in the Fritillaria  family, Checker Lily and Yellow Bells, and also known as “Scarlet Friallary”, these seem to only happen in southern Oregon and northern California.  Stumbled upon these on a day hike around Ashland’s Lithia Park this past March.

Lithia Park, Ashland, OR, 3/2014.

Lithia Park, Ashland, OR, 3/2014.

 

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2 responses

  1. Mark McDonough

    Too close, and out of focus, more or less the same complaint. Stand back a bit, to see the whole plant, it’s a better diagnostic stance to do it that way. Bee’s-eye views are interesting but not overly useful

    May 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    • Replaced it with a slightly better photo. We weren’t entirely happy with any of the photos we took of these, but wanted to post them anyway, since we may not get down that way to see another anytime soon and thought these were really cool. We’re trying to include several views in every post to (hopefully) give a more complete view of the plant. We sometimes find that too wide a view can include too much debris and surrounding plants, which distract the focus from the flower and make the pictures less appealing. Its a delicate balance, and we’ll admit we often error on the side of the close-up.

      May 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

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