Fritillaria meleagris | Snakes Head Fritillary | Checkered Lily | 5_Seeds

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This is Fritillaria meleagris, also known as snakes head fritillary, chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, checkered daffodil, drooping tulip, and simply fritillary. Growing to about 1 foot high this plant likes to live in sun to light shade. It blossoms from late Winter until the middle of the Spring. This blossom is striking with its violet, white, and maroon squares working in harmony to give this lily its checkered appearance. This makes it a great selection for a dried plant. This plant is deer resistant and its flowers are pollinated by bees. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8