Autumn croscus

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:43:08 PDT
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.…

So Crocus serotinus ssp salzmanii it is.

Thank you all who made suggestions!


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.

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