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Chocolate Lily

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) flowers are known by several other names, including Rice Lily, Kamchatka Lily and Skunk Lily. The name "Chocolate" lily refers to the dark brown color of the flowers, and the alternate name "Skunk" lily refers to the unpleasant odor of the flowers. These lilies grow in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska in damp areas of woodlands and meadows. The flowers bloom in June and July.

In Valdez, look for Chocolate Lily along the creeks near Homestead Trail

A Chocolate Lily flower in bloom



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