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Fritillary
Snakeshead Lily

Plantae
Monocots (Monocotyledons)
Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Iffley Meadow, Oxford.
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I have read that this is not regarded as a native flower of these Islands because there is no mention of it by Oxford dons of many centuries ago. I like to think they just took it for granted…
12 April 2004
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
British Isles status: uncertain
Scarce
Perennial


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