The Fritillary is a very distinctive flower, with nodding bell shaped flowers of purple or creamy white with a chequered pattern.

It is found in water meadows in April, usually beside a river. In Iffley Meadows in Oxford an annual count of the blooms is carried out by members of the local Wildlife Trust, showing a steady increase in numbers over the years.



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