John's Nature Pictures

Chocolate Lily

This is one of the most beautiful of all flowers! It can only be found along the coast mountain ranges of Southern California. Even there it is not common. You may be thinking brown is an unusual color for a flower. This belongs to a small group of lilies known as Fritillaries. They mostly all grow only in California, and most are brown and/or green.      Fritillaria biflora (Lily family)

Picture #028 -  copyright © 1994 by John Sherman


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