17 responses to “Fritillaria gentneri”

  1. Carolina

    Very lovely plant, and very sad news… hope it resolves…

  2. Quin

    to paraphrase, it’ll be a brighter day when the powers-that-be fund botanical gardens and the pentagon has to do it with bake sales. thanks for the lovely shots of a lovely neighborhood and its rare star, the information…..

  3. Lynne

    I assume the similarity of name on the grave marker and the name of the plant isn’t a coincidence?

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Hi Lynne — yes, read the PDF from the first link. The Gentners were involved in the discovery (though one of the local residents who we met while in the cemetery told a slightly different story than what is presented in the article.

  5. rochelle

    i love this website and for the everyday photos which I look forward to!

  6. Noel Burdette

    Absolutley stunning photography.What a gorgeous specimen of a plant. I hope steps are being taken to somehow conserve this species .Thnak you so much for sharing.

  7. Bonnie

    What an elegant plant!

  8. Athena L. Borozon

    Buenos Dias,
    What a beautiful photo of the blossom growing at the gravestone.
    Thanks you, as always for photo of the day. I love my subscription.
    Con regard,

  9. Stephanie

    I may have just taken a picture of this flower on a hike in the Columbia gorge.
    It was definitely the most stunning flower we saw that day!
    Very unique.

  10. Julie

    Absolutely beautiful and very close in all aspects, except for the redder hue, to Fritillaria lanceolata (Chocolate Lily). F. lanceolata is also considered a threatened species. I have closely guarded the secret of the one place where these gorgeous plants bloom on Gabriola Island. And….we (make that I)should be seeing them very soon!

  11. Stephanie

    Yes, I believe now what I saw was the Chocolate Lily, Fritillaria affinis due to the coloration.

  12. Ryan Miller

    how is it that a plant like this isn’t propagated more for gardeners? Too difficult? It’s a gorgeous plant and I’d love to have this gem in my garden. Seems like it would grow well in my area (Portland Oregon!). Why isn’t there a program to get local gardeners propagating this plant?

  13. Earl Blackstock

    Thanks Daniel-A very special day to visit this site.

  14. elizabetha airhart

    thank you daniel for a fine storey
    botanical discoveries and the people involved
    are as interesting as any storey one may read
    the pictures are fine the last one quite moveing
    after reading the first pdf you gave us
    the comments are fine and helpful bon bon

  15. Lorraine Evans

    I have 5 or 6 of these in my garden if they are the same thing. Mine are different colors. They have already bloomed for this year. I also enjoy this web site very much I look forward to it each day. I have also given the URL to friends who also enjoy it.

  16. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    What a beautiful and elegant plant. It’s sad that such a lovely plant’s existence is threatened.
    Fritillaria are among my favourites.
    I have a few of the more common fritillaria meleagris in my garden, and I love them, but this species (gentneri) is really stunning.
    Unfortunately, the squirrels (or whatever it is that gobbles them up in my garden) also like them, so I don’t get to see my checkered lilies very often.

  17. laurie baum

    My name is Laurie Gentner Baum and I would love to know how I could obtain some of these bulbs to grow in my garden in Portland, oregon

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