Emmanuel Boitier - Fritillaria

Emmanuel Boitier - Fritillaria

Fritillaria meleagris is one a the most beautiful early-spring flower in France. Its common names include snake's head fritillary, snake's head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, checkered lily or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary. Fritillaria meleagris is native to Europe but in many places it is an endangered species that is rarely found in the wild but is commonly grown in gardens.

Location: France, Lozère

Posted on 15.04.2014
Photo info - 27.04.2011: NIKON D3S, 300 mm, ISO 200, f 4, 1/320 sec
Tags: Emmanuel Boitier Flower France Fritillaria meleagris Meadow Spring wildlife photography
Emmanuel Boitier - Fritillaria

Emmanuel Boitier - Fritillaria

Fritillaria meleagris is one a the most beautiful early-spring flower in France. Its common names include snake's head fritillary, snake's head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, checkered lily or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary. Fritillaria meleagris is native to Europe but in many places it is an endangered species that is rarely found in the wild but is commonly grown in gardens.

Location: France, Lozère

Posted on 15.04.2014
Photo info - 27.04.2011: NIKON D3S, 300 mm, ISO 200, f 4, 1/320 sec
Tags: Emmanuel Boitier Flower France Fritillaria meleagris Meadow Spring wildlife photography