Paul and Roland, I took photos today of the stamens, but as it keeps raining and is blustery weather, the flowers are not showing well. https://picasaweb.google.com/102349754034616089606… So Crocus serotinus ssp salzmanii it is. Thank you all who made suggestions! Ina Ina Crossley Auckland New Zealand Zone 10 On 16/04/2013 9:24 p.m., Paul T. wrote: > Ina, > > It's definitely a crocus, and I'm leaning towards > Crocus serotinus ssp salzmanii. There are a few > different colour forms of it, some with the > speckling like yours has on the outer > petals. Timing is right, they're in flower here > too. A very good reliable flowerer. > > I hope that is a help? > > Cheers. > > Paul T. > Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 > Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. > Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.