Fritillaria imperialis L., Sp. Pl. 303 1753. (syn: Fritillaria aintabensis Post; Fritillaria corona-imperialis Panz.; Fritillaria corona-imperialis Gaertn.; Imperialis coronata Dum.Cours.; Imperialis superba Mirb.; Lilium persicum E.H.L.Krause);
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E. Central & SE. Turkey to NW. Iran, Afghanistan to W. Himalaya: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Austria, Bulgaria as per POWO;
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Common name: Kaiser’s Crown, Crown imperial, Imperial fritillary • Kashmiri: Hapat posh ﺣﺎﭘﺖ ﭘﯘﺵ
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Fritillaria imperialis from Kashmir-GS21102021-1: 2 high res. images.

Fritillaria imperialis L.
One of the most beautiful species at lower altitudes in Kashmir Valley, could click it only in fruiting stage, Srinagar, Kashmir, 6-5-2012.
Here is one in flowers from Flowers of India

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikipedia  Wikimedia Commons

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