Fritillaria atropurpurea (Spotted Fritillary) by James


Fritillaria atropurpurea. © 2005 emily

Lakota name: caŋĥlőġaŋ maķătola (it means blue earth weed)
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Scientific name: Fritillaria atropurpurea

Common name: Spotted Fritillary, also sometimes Leopard Lily, but not to be confused with Lilium pardalinum, which is a different species of lily.

Distribution: This plant is native to Az., Ca., Co., Id., N.D., Ne., Nv., Or., S.D., Ut.,  and Wy.  

Description: The growth habit is forb/herb, which means they don’t have significant woody tissues. This plant is a monocot. Plants are up to 16 inches tall with several, linear and ascending leaves.  The plant is infrequent on grassy slopes and prairies. It is pulverized, made into a salve and rubbed on scrofulous (ulcerated) swellings.

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Classroom Project: Medicinal Plants of the Lakota Sioux
Lead-Deadwood High School
Lead, South Dakota United States

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