Yellow Fritillary (Pudica)

The Yellow Fritillary (Pudica) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring . The Yellow Fritillary (Pudica) has green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous red fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until spring. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Yellow Fritillary (Pudica) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Yellow Fritillary (Pudica) will reach up to 1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Yellow Fritillary (Pudica) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bulbs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 47°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Colonizing
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 1
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Spring
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bulbs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 47
Soil Depth for Roots 8
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 6.5–9 pH
Precipitation Range 8–8 inches/yr
Planting Density 10000–30000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 8
Minimum Frost-Free Days 60 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA