flower of the day: fritillaria

i am SOOOO spoiled to see all the amazing blooms that arrive daily in our flower market.  i thought it would be such fun to share our favorite bloom from my thursday market visit each week!  so here goes!

flower of the day, thursday march 15

frittillaria, peru

Fritillaria

is a

genus

of about 100

species

of

bulbous

plants in the family

Liliaceae

, native to temperate regions of the

Northern Hemisphere

. The name is derived from the

Latin

term for a

dice

-box (fritillus), and probably refers to the checkered pattern, frequently of chocolate-brown and greenish yellow, that is common to many species' flowers. Collectively, the genus is known in English as

fritillaries

; some

North American

species are called

missionbells

. -

wikipedia.com

xo,

the fleurettes