The Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria
camschatcensis) is found in damp woodlands and meadows throughout
Southeastern and Southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian Chain. Chocolate lilies bloom in mid-June to
The chocolate lily is a perennial plant, 5” to 18” tall,
arising from a white bulb. It multiplies
by tiny rice-like bulblets that form around it.
Flower stems arise from the leaf whorls and have three brown petals and
three greenish-brown sepals (appearing like six petals). The immature seeds and the bulbs are edible
raw or cooked. Due to the unpleasant
aroma of the flowers, chocolate lilies are nicknamed Skunk Lily and Outhouse
Source: Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers, Verna E. Pratt,
Alaskakrafts, Inc., 1996.
pathtag is one of five of the sixth annual fundraising pathtags for
GeocacheAlaska! and features one of our unique flowers. The
Alaskan flowers featured in the 2015 series are the State Flower
Forget-me-not, Fireweed, Monkshood, Prickly Rose, and Chocolate Lily. The tag designs were created by Design
Partner Chris Mackey/fox-and-the-hound of AURA Design Group in coodination with GeocacheAlaska! Sourdough
member Ray Menzie/akgh519.
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