Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis) in the Cowichan

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The Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis) is native to Cowichan’s Garry oak meadows although even then they are not common. Loss of habitat is as usual the prime reason for their slow demise. The largest concentration that I have found is at St. Peter’s Anglican parish in Duncan where numerous chocolate lilies grow along with a spectacular field of common camas, numerous fawn lilies and a host of other wildflowers. The chocolate lilies are at their prime in late April and early May so if you wish to view them you had better head out quickly.

Chocolate lily (Fritillaria affinis) at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cowichan Valley
Chocolate lily (Fritillaria affinis) at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cowichan Valley
Chocolate lily (Fritillaria affinis) at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cowichan Valley
Chocolate lily (Fritillaria affinis) at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cowichan Valley
Camas Lilies at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Duncan, British Columbia
Camas Lilies at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Duncan, British Columbia

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  1. I have never seen this Chocolate Lily before. Why I love Today’s Flowers so much, it introduces me to many beautiful and unusual blooms and I do love your photographs. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  2. Thanks all, they are really spectacular flowers. If you are out this wat looking for flowers get in touch as I know where many of the best locations are.

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