Chocolate Lily

Fritillaria affinis
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: stl’eleqw’
  • Description: Perennial herb up to 80 cm tall, with dark purple nodding flowers and yellow mottling.  The bulb is composed of small, rice-like grains.
  • Habitat: Open meadows, open woods, and rocky bluffs overlooking the ocean.
  • Pair with: Camas, seablush, monkeyflower, fawn lily, and snowberry.
  • Fun Fact: They do not taste like chocolate.  However, the rice-like roots can be eaten.  Please don’t, because they are rare – just enjoy their beauty.

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