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Snakeshead in the grass; native or imposter?

Fritillaria meleagris L. in the family Liliaceae,  is one of the most enchanting of British wild flowers. Common names include Snakeshead Fritillary, Guinea Hen Flower, Chequer Lily, Chess Flower, Leper Lily and Lazarus Bells. The name Fritillaria comes from the … Continue reading

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