Species Details

Fritillaria viridea

San Benito fritillary

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© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Scientific Name:
Fritillaria viridea Kell.
Common Name:
San Benito fritillary
Family: Liliaceae
Element Code: PMLIL0V0L0
USDA Plants Symbol: FRVI2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Mar-May
Elevation:
200 - 1525 meters
655 - 5005 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Roadsides (sometimes)
  • Rocky (sometimes)
  • Serpentinite
  • Slopes
  • Streambanks (sometimes)
Notes:
Needs study; plants from MNT Co. may be F. ojaiensis. Threatened by vehicles and expansion of mining. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 2:9 (1863) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 24
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 8 3 0 0 10
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 14
Presence:
Presumed Extant 24
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Monterey (MNT), San Benito (SBT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alder Peak (3512183), Burro Mountain (3512173), Cape San Martin (3512184), Ciervo Mtn. (3612045), Cone Peak (3612114), Hepsedam Peak (3612037), Hernandez Reservoir (3612047), Idria (3612046), Priest Valley (3612026), Rock Spring Peak (3612048), San Benito Mtn. (3612036), Santa Rita Peak (3612035)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads