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Crocus


Scientific Name     

Crocus vernus     L.   Hill

Family Name

Iridaceae   (Iris family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

medium moisture; full sun or partial shade

Plant Height: 

to 15 cm

Flower Color: 

purple; white; purple and white stripped; depends on cultivator

Flower: 

anthers and style colorful, typically orange; whorls of 3 sepals and 3 petals giving appearance of 6 petals

Inflorescence: 

single, terminal flower

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

basal; linear; often with whitish stripe down center

Bloom Time: 

March-April

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

popular early bloomer has escaped cultivation; flowers close at night and open with the sun rise; several different cultivators and colors