130696 FRITILLARY Fritillaria meleagris (Liliaceae) Height to 30cm
Perennial of undisturbed water meadows. FLOWERS are 3-5cm long, nodding, bell-shaped and usually pinkish purple with dark chequerboard markings (sometimes pure white); borne on slender stems (Apr-May). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green, narrow and grass-like. STATUS-Very locally abundant in S England; naturalised elsewhere.