Crocus minimus id verification

Jim McKenney
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:01:12 PST
Good, now we're getting somewhere. 

If the corms in Roland's image are corms of true  'Spring Beauty', then it's obvious that they are not corms of a form of Crocus biflorus (for those of you who are trying to follow this but are not croconuts, C. isauricus is often placed as a form of C. biflorus). 

The question to resolve now it seems to me is this: is the true  'Spring Beauty' simply a large-cormed form of C. minimus, or is it something else? 

Until that is resolved, doesn't it make better sense to refer to this plant as Crocus 'Spring Beauty' while we wait for its relationship to be determined?  

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

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