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Yellow Bell
(Yellow Missionbells, Golden Bells, Yellow Fritillary)

Fritillaria pudica



First Noted by Expedition
May 8, 1806, along the Clearwater River, Idaho.
 

Description
This dainty little plant has one yellow, narrowly bell-shaped flower hanging at the top of the flower stalk. Flowers 0.5-1 in (1.3-2.5 cm) long. Height: 4-12 in (10-30 cm).
 

Habitat
Grasslands, among sagebrush, and in open coniferous forests.
 

Range
British Columbia; south on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains to northern California; east to Utah, western North Dakota; Wyoming, western Montana, and Alberta.
 

Note
A charming, modest lily that can be mistaken for no other; the narrow yellow bell becomes rusty red or purplish as the flower ages.

Species information from enature.com
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