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Chocolate Lily

Chocolate Lily
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot G2
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-08 17:32
Viewed: 3545
Points: 6
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Chocolate Lily - Fritillaria lanceolata

We found these along the Eagle Creek Trail yesterday. I thought they were "woods lily" but after searching for it online I found out they are chocolate lilies, a name that I really like, since I love chocolate. They have such a nice colorful patterns on the petals.

Here's the details I found online (http://ghs.gresham.k12.or.us/science/ps/nature/gorge/3petal/lily/choclily.htm)

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 on grassy bluffs, on prairies, and in open oak woods and coniferous forests. from near sea level to above 5000'.

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.

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To Robbrown: Yes, we found several of thesej_wyatt 1 05-08 18:52
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Obviously flowering time in oregon for these lovely flowers. Again I can see you were in challenging lighting conditions under the trees, the backlighting allows us to see the translucense of the petals thank for sharring

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-08 19:24]

Excellent shot Julie, great DOF and sharpness, agree with Robert about the light. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Julie!
Wonderful flower macro.Colors,details and DOF are excellent.I liked backlight and composition very much.
Thanks for sharing.

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