Fritillaria meleagris

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Fritillaria meleagris

toxic plant in the family Liliaceae; reputed to contain a poisonous alkaloid. Called also fritillary, snake's head.
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For die snake's head fritillary was once a widespread and common plant across central and southern Britain.
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bar] PRETTY IN PINK: Snake's head fritillary gets its name from the intricate markings on petals Your fruit and vegetable update.
Other threatened species include the bee orchid, spider orchid, snake's head fritillary and meadow saffron.
99) focuses on 35 species that feature on trust properties and could enhance private gardens with their gentle colours: pale yellow lady's bedstraw and deep pink thrift in sandy soil on the coast; snowdrop and the purple chequered bells of snake's head fritillary in damp, lightly shaded places; and honeysuckle and foxglove in dry ground.
Tell us a bit more about your garden: In springtime, the garden takes on a woodland look, with podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' and kaleidoscope, snake's head fritillary, wood anemones and forest pansy.
Spring colour Brighten up a dull lawn Grape hyacinth yac t yac The Blue River in Holland Crown imperial p Beware the foxy smell Snake's head fritillary y Excellent for damp areas Hyacinth y Use as natural air fresheners Dwarf daffodil Plant with other shortstemmed blooms
SNAKE'S HEAD FRITILLARY Also known as the snake's head lily, Fritillaria meleagris is a British native wildflower that used to be widespread in water meadows.
snake's head fritillary, each of the charming bell-shaped flowers is marked with a clear checker-board pattern.
The Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is a native wildflower producing pendant, bell-shaped blooms on 25-30cm stems in April.