Bulb scales: large 3-5; small 1-3. Stem 4-7 dm. Leaves in 1-3 whorls of 3-5 leaves per node proximally, alternate or opposite distally, 13 cm, usually shorter than inflorescence; blade linear to narrowly lanceolate; distal leaves usually ± equaling proximalmost leaf. Flowers nodding; tepals dull greenish yellow with scattered to profuse dark dots, broadly lanceolate, 1.5-3 cm, apex not recurved; nectaries prominent or obscure, paler in color than rest of tepals, widely elliptic to ± diamond-shaped, 1/3 tepal length; style obviously branched for 1/2-2/3 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm. Capsules winged. 2n = 14. Flowering Feb--Apr. Rocky slopes, river basins; of conservation concern; 300--500 m; Calif. Fritillaria ojaiensis is considered rare and endangered in California. It is closely related to F. affinis, and is sometimes considered synonymous with it.