Fritillaria camschatcensis has intriguing nodding, bell-shaped, purple-brown to nearly black flowers.
Fritillaria camschatcensis occurs in northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. Known as Kamchatka lily, chocolate lily, or rice root, it is an intriguing species with nodding, bell-shaped, purple-brown to nearly black flowers. The bulbs are edible and were eaten by indigenous peoples. Prefers moist, peaty soil. Tolerant of shade.
Common Name: Chocolate Lily
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Width: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: Black
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist tideflats, meadows, open forests, rocky beaches and streambanks from lowlands to the subalpine.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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