The Persian fritillary (Fritillaria persica) belongs to Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to Iran, Turkey, Syria and Cyprus. This herb grows anywhere and can reach 60-90 cm in height. The leaves are grayish-green, slightly twisted and alternate all the way. The flowers are up to 30 narrowly bell-shaped, deep purple to greenish brown in color. They bloom in long racemes in spring.