Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Snakehead Fritillary
Fritillaria Meleagris
of the Lily family
a perennial
30-45 mm high
blooms April-May
likes damp meadows, pastures
can be seen in the grassy knoll to the south of the Pavilion

Picture re-produced by kind permission of
Colin Dunlop, country park ranger

   
These charming chequered flowers were once very common and large masses of blooms were often found. However their damp habitats have largely been drained and ploughed and a solitary bloom may be happened upon if you are lucky
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