Fritillaria meleagris

(redirected from Snake's-head Fritillary)
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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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If they widen the roads, which are narrow and winding, then they'll be gone forever." Mr Lendon also said the fields in the area were alluvial flood meadows, home to more than 240 species of wild flowers including the rare snake's-head fritillary.
Whatever you choose, try to underplant with spring-flowering bulbs such as miniature narcissus (Tete a Tete, Minnow, Peeping Tom, February Gold, Thalia or jonquils), miniature iris (such as Iris reticulata), scillas, crocus, snake's-head fritillary, low-growing tulips (Red Riding Hood, Scarlet Baby, Johann Strauss) and snowdrops.