Searching for Fragrant Fritillary on Bernal Heights!

On this day in 1890 (123 years ago!) someone calling themselves 'E. C.' collected the rare fragrant fritillary (Fritillaria liliacea) on Bernal Heights in San Francisco. The specimen is at the California Academy of Sciences cataloged as: CAS:BOT:108701

I went back today to try to relocate this specimen. No luck, the site is pretty disturbed these days, lots of dogs and bare ground but I did find these 15 plants in bloom.


Lots of the invasive yellow Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae), but no fragrant fritillary (Fritillaria liliacea) blooming on Bernal Heights

Posted by loarie loarie, February 07, 2013 03:26

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Sydney Green Wattle Acacia decurrens

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February 6, 2013 02:33 PM PST

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Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis indica

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February 6, 2013 02:34 PM PST

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Bermuda Buttercup Oxalis pes-caprae

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February 6, 2013 02:31 PM PST

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Wild Radish Raphanus sativus

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February 6, 2013 02:30 PM PST

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Common Stork's-Bill Erodium cicutarium

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February 6, 2013 02:32 PM PST

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February 6, 2013 02:34 PM PST

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Blueblossom Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

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February 6, 2013 02:36 PM PST

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Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

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February 6, 2013 02:36 PM PST

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

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February 6, 2013 02:37 PM PST

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Common Vetch Vicia sativa

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February 6, 2013 02:38 PM PST

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I was attempting, unsuccessfully, to relocate a fragrant fritillary population collected 123 years ago! I saw vetch instead! Read more here...

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Biscuitroots Genus Lomatium

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February 6, 2013 02:39 PM PST

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Field Marigold Calendula arvensis

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February 6, 2013 02:42 PM PST

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Red Valerian Centranthus ruber

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February 6, 2013 02:43 PM PST

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Jade Plant Crassula ovata

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February 6, 2013 02:44 PM PST

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Soap Aloe Aloe maculata

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February 6, 2013 02:44 PM PST

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