uncommon plant, which belongs to the lily family, grows in damp
meadows. It has a small bulb from which arises a slender stem
bearing a few narrow leaves and a single drooping flower, similar
in Shape to that of the tulip. As a rule the flower is prettily
chequered with purple and pink, but it may be pure white. Very
rarely two flowers grow upon one stem. The fritillary comes into
bloom in April.