Chocolate Lily

Fritillaria camschatcensis

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  • Chocolate Lily | Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) in Kenai Fjords National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Kamchatka Fritillary, Rice Lily

Order

Liliales

Family

Liliaceae

Size

8-24 in

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Blooming Season

Spring - Early Summer

Bloom Color

Brown, Purple

Attracts

Bears

Can I eat Chocolate Lily?

Chocolate Lily's roots are similar to a potato and were often consumed by Native Alaskans.

Chocolate Lily Habitat

Chocolate Lily or Rice Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) is native to the Pacific Northwest through Alaska. It grows best in moist tide flats, meadows and open forest where it can get plenty of water.

Chocolate Lily Facts

Chocolate Lily or Rice Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) is a striking wildflower with dark purplish brown petals. Its beauty comes at a price; it gives a fowl odor that resembles a dirty diaper sprayed by a skunk. Chocolate Lilies have tendency to spread. To see one in the wild, head to Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

Chocolate Lily Distribution



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