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Chocolate Lily Fritillaria camschatcensis 20 Seeds USA Company

Chocolate Lily Fritillaria camschatcensis 20 Seeds USA Company

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Fritillaria camschatcensis, commonly known as the Kamchatka fritillary or chocolate lily, is a species of flowering plant in the Liliaceae family. It is native to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, as well as parts of northeastern Asia, including Siberia and Japan.

This perennial herbaceous plant typically grows from a bulb and produces a single erect stem, reaching heights of up to 12-18 inches (30-45 centimeters). The stem bears narrow, lanceolate leaves arranged alternately along its length. The flowers of Fritillaria camschatcensis are bell-shaped and nodding, with a distinctive chocolate-brown coloration on the petals, giving rise to the common name "chocolate lily." The flowers may also have greenish or purplish markings.

Kamchatka fritillary blooms in spring, usually from April to June, depending on the local climate. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and can be found growing in grasslands, meadows, and open woodlands. The bulbs of this plant are poisonous if ingested and contain alkaloids, so caution should be exercised around children and pets.

In addition to its ornamental value, Fritillaria camschatcensis has been used in traditional medicine by indigenous peoples in some regions where it is native. The bulbs were sometimes used for their medicinal properties, although care must be taken due to their toxicity.

In recent years, Kamchatka fritillary has gained popularity as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping for its unique and striking flowers. It is often grown from bulbs and can be cultivated in suitable climates outside of its native range, provided it receives adequate moisture and well-drained soil.

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