Fritillaria meleagris

(redirected from Snake's Head lily)
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Related to Snake's Head lily: checkered lily, guinea-hen flower
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Noun1.Fritillaria meleagris - Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval timesFritillaria meleagris - Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
checkered lily, fritillary - any liliaceous plant of the genus Fritillaria having nodding variously colored flowers
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ALSO known as the snake's head lily, Fritillaria meleagris is a British native wildflower which used to be widespread in water meadows.