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Fritillaria graeca

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This is Fritillaria graeca var. graeca.

Author:  P.E. Boissier & W. von Spruner, 1846
Origin:  Albania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece, Crete
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Maroon / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Fritillaria graeca subsp. thessala, Rix.

This member of the Fritillariaceae* family was given this name by Pierre Edmond Boissier and Wilhelm von Spruner in 1846. It is found in Albania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece and on Crete, growing in limestone in forests with some  water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to two and a half centimetres, the little plant up to 15 centimetres high.

The genera name meaning 'dice-box', for markings on petals. The species name for its occurrence in Greece, actually; 'Greek'..

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Fritillariaceae is now part of the Liliaceae.