snake's head fritillary


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Related to snake's head fritillary: checkered lily
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Noun1.snake's head fritillary - 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 timessnake's head fritillary - 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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Snake's Head Fritillary Bulbs (Fritilliaria melegris) These are some of the first pollen sources available to bees.
Two other common names for guinea hen flower are checkered lily and snake's head fritillary. Their native home is in Europe's lowland meadows.
And the nursery owner presented her with a beautiful snake's head fritillary that she cradled all the way home.
THE snake's head fritillary, or Fritillaria meleagris, is one of the great delights of the British garden.
The nodding heads of Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) look fantastic when naturalised in grass, or can be planted in rock gardens.
The attentiongrabbing snake's head fritillary, above,and rare cowslip primrose
Clattinger is part of a larger project to restore a mosaic of woods and meadows across the landscape and is today recognised as a site of special scientific interest; LEFT: one of the best-loved wildflowers in the UK, the snake's head fritillary is also one of the rarest.
"For me, though, it would be snake's head fritillary for its shy beauty and simple elegance."
"It was not my job to do the bidding of two organisations that are little more than anti-capitalist agitprop groups, most of whose leaders could not tell snake's head fritillary from a silver-washed fritillary"-Sacked environment secretary Owen Patterson hits out at the Green Party and Friends of the Earth.
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