The Checkered Tulip

Fritillia meleagris is an endangered species who lives in a few areas in Romania and Moldova Republic.



The species is protected by law. The plant is perennial, endemic, and lives in wetlands, near the forests; it grows 20-30 cm high and flourishes for a few days in May. In Romania, the plant is named also laleaua pestriţă (the spotted tulip), bibilică, căldăruşă, coarmă and flourishes in Luduş area (Gheja, Grindeni, Tăureni, Zau de Câmpie), Turda Gorges, Şesul Orheiului, Fersig, Olt meadow, Comana forest and some other restricted and protected places.

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