Fritillaria

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Hoy
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I grow lots of Fritillaria meleagris (the slugs do not like that species) but few others. Here is one exception but name forgotten. Had to turn the flower to take a look inside!

 

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Longma
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Very nice Trond. I think we can say with some certainty that this one is Fritillaria orientalis. This species is found spread widely over the Caucasus. Is it just the one?

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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Thanks Ron, I'll try to remember that name!

Think I have two plants - until the slugs find them. . . .

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Longma
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Let's just hope they don't find them palatable Trond, !! It's one that while being an obvious one for European gardens, it isn't widely grown, i.e.. is scarce. Hope you can keep them going. As for the name... no need to remember it now............ its cataloged here for all time!! wink

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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You know - then I had to remember where I could find that thread!

I have put the name on my pictures now and filed them!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Longma
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The F. koidzumiana seed pod opened today and dispensed 46 most un Fritillaria like seeds. They are round, have an elaiosome and not dry at all. From reports I've read about seed production on other Japanese species, this is is good number, so I'm very happy,smiley. Viability reduces rapidly in short time, so these will be sown today. Growth is expected at the end of the year.

                   

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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Hope you get a large batch of seedling!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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That is interesting.  I assume the pod must be dry to open, but it's hard to tell from the pic.  Was the pod white when it was still turgid?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Longma
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Thanks Trond, me too ! I'll hopefully be able to let you know around late November time.

The capsule was not dry at all Rick, and was indeed white and turgid, at the point of seed release. These Japanese species really are different in so many ways from the rest of the Genus.

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Fritillaria messanensis ssp messanensis

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cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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