Before starting with today’s entry, I should mention that I realized this morning that BPotD reached a milestone a few weeks ago: Crocus tommasinianus was the 2000th entry. Not bad.
Fritillaria recurva is native to southwest Oregon, northern California and western Nevada. The species grows on “dry hillsides in shrubland or woodlands”, and I’ve so far only observed it growing in close proximity to Toxicodendron diversilobum, aka poison oak.
As (almost-) always when a species occurring in California is featured, CalPhotos has an excellent set of additional photographs: Fritillaria recurva.