A Eurasian fritillary with flowers chequered in red and purple, typically growing in damp hay meadows and water meadows.
- Fritillaria meleagris, family Liliaceae.
- But thousands of people are expected to visit the reserve between now and mid-May to catch a glimpse of the snake's head fritillaries, which flower annually at this time of year.
- Here, the dancers adorn their sleeves with purple and yellow ribbons, the colours of a rare local flower, the snake's head fritillary.
- I have tried to grow snake's head fritillaries in the meadow at Brockhole, but I think the soil there is too acidic for them, since they failed to establish.
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