Fritillaria or the checkered lily doesn’t seem very plant-like.  It hasn’t the natural swirls and twirls of many things organic, but rather a geometric pattern, like someone has placed a stencil over the petals and shaded in those little squares.  Squares???   Where else in the botanical world do we see squares? There are lots of dots and spots, splashes and dashes, solids and stripes, … Continue reading Fritillaria