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Chocolate Lily


Chocolate Lily
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/16 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-08 14:36
Viewed: 3097
Points: 8
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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata)
Chocolate lilies are attractive wildflowers with slender to stout stems rising from 15-100 cm. One or two whorls of 3-5 leaves are found scattered along the stem. Individual leaves range from linear to lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate in shape, and each ranges from 3-25 mm wide and 5-15 cm long.
The flowers are occasionally solitary or more commonly number 2 to 5. The flowers are pendent while the broadly winged seed capsule becomes erect. The six tepals are oblong-lanceolate to oblong in shape and range from 20-30 mm long. The anthers are 4-5 mm long with the slender filaments 2-3 times longer. The seed capsules are typically about 2 cm long.

Chocolate lilies may be found from southern British Columbia south along both sides of the Cascade Mts. of Washington to the Columbia River Gorge. In Oregon, it may be found wholly west of the Cascades to southern California. In Washington it is found eastward to northern Idaho.
In the Columbia River Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 100'-3000' from Troutdale, OR and Washougal, WA east to near the Dalles, OR.

Photo: Cropped, Resized, Sharpened.

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To Robbrown: Yes,LCannon 1 05-08 20:10
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I just love Fritillaria's and grow several different specie one in the garden so to see a wild one is very nice. do I gather from what looks like ferns and moss it is a woodland plant.
I guess from the camera settings you were in some challenging shade which makes this a good capture, even with the slight overexposure of the stamens it is well worth showing us Thank You. Robert

AS Robert said,it is nice to see these popular flowers in their natural habitat.I have this same Fritillaria in my garden too,although its the beginning of winter here,so none in sight now.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-08 23:25]

A great shot Lori! Good details and great OOF backround. I find the green leaf in the FG is a bit too bright though. But the flower's colours are quite different. Well done.

Hello Lori!
Wonderful flower close up.Colors,details and BG are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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