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Plant    Species Name:
Fritillaria affinis (Schultes) Sealy
syn. Fritillaria camschatcensis (L.) Ker-Gawl. var. floribunda (Benth.) Boivin
syn. Fritillaria eximia Eastw.
syn. Fritillaria lanceolata Pursh
syn. Fritillaria mutica Lindl.
syn. Fritillaria mutica Lindl. var. gracilis (S. Wats.) Jepson

Common Name:
checker lily


Lower Cascades, Washington
Bradford (Bryant) Island, just above Beacon Rock, or below the cascades, both on the Columbia River
  April 10, 1806

Two specimens of checker lily were made by Capt. Lewis, both presumably at the same location on the Columbia River. Lewis notes that "the root of this plant is a squamous bulb and is eaten by the natives".

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Fritillaria affinis (PH-LC 93).

The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.

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collected by O.D. Allen 235, Goat Mountains, Cascades, Washington, 27 June 1896

See following caption
Fritillaria affinis (T. Hagan)

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