Family:
Liliaceae
Scientific Name:
Fritillaria imperialis
Toxins:
cevanine steroidal alkaloids imperialine
Flower Color:
Found:
ornamental, landscapes, gardens

Geographical Distribution

Imperial crown distribution - United States

Imperial Crown

Fritillaria imperialis

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Imperial crown (Fritillaria imperialis) is an upright flowering stem topped with a crown of showy red, yellow or orange flowers. The bulbs of this plant are poisonous, and contain cevanine steroidal alkaloids and impericine.