Bulb scales: large 2-7; small 0-1. Stem 2.5-3.8 dm. Leaves 3-10, alternate, 6-7 cm; blade oblong-ovate, ± glaucous. Flowers nodding, fragrant; tepals white to pink, often striped red, oblanceolate, 2-3.5 cm, apex acute to apiculate, usually recurved; nectaries at base of tepals, green, outlined with lavender, linear; style barely branched, branches shorter than 1.5 mm. Capsules angled. 2n = 24. Flowering Mar--May. Adobe soil; of conservation concern; 0--1000 m; Calif. Fritillaria striata is considered rare and endangered in California, the greatest threat at present being loss of habitat due to cattle grazing.