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);
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;
Common name: Kaiser’s Crown, Crown imperial, Imperial fritillary • Kashmiri: Hapat posh ﺣﺎﭘﺖ ﭘﯘﺵ

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
Fritillaria imperialis – Kaiser’s Crown (


Fritillaria imperialis: 2 high res. images.
Location: Ganderbal J &K
Date of Collection: 13-03-2022
Habitat: Terrestrial
Kashmiri name: haapat poash

One of the most beautiful flowers in Kashmir valley, often grown as ornamental.

Yes … these are common in kashmir…


SK 3543 04 June 2022: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Kew, London, UK
Altitude: 19 m.
Date: 04 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated

Fritillaria imperialis… common name Crown imperial.
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