Spring Blooming Crocus

This PBS wiki page describes Spring Blooming crocus species A-B.


Crocus index - Fall Blooming crocus A-H - Fall Blooming crocus I-O - Fall Blooming crocus P-Z - Spring Blooming crocus C-E - Spring Blooming crocus F-L - Spring Blooming crocus M-S - Spring Blooming crocus T-Z


Crocus abantensis grows in alpine meadows in northwestern Turkey. Photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus adanensis grows near Adana in southern Turkey, where it blooms in early Spring. Photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus aerius (synonym Crocus biliottii) is sometimes confused with the blue form of C. biflorus, according to Brian Mathew. Tony Goode has a good discussion of the situation here. This bulb grows in Turkey in alpine meadows near Uludag. Photos by John Lonsdale.

Crocus aerius, John LonsdaleCrocus aerius, John Lonsdale

Crocus alatavicus grows in mountain meadows in the former Soviet central Asian countries and eastern China, making it the most easterly Crocus, according to Brian Mathew. Photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus aleppicus (synonym Crocus gaillardotii) is from Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Reportedly requires protection in the UK. Bowles reported that it was abundant around Damascus, and was sold there as food. It blooms in mid-winter. First two photos by John Lonsdale. Third photo a form with strong purple feathering by Gideon Pisanty.

Crocus aleppicus, John LonsdaleCrocus aleppicus, John LonsdaleCrocus aleppicus in the wild, Gideon Pisanty

Crocus ancyrensis this species is from Turkey where it grows on dry hillsides and blooms in spring. The name means 'of Ankara', the capital of Turkey. Photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus ancyrensis 'Golden Bunch' is a selection. First photograph by Tony Goode, remainder David Pilling. The second photo (10 mm grid) shows the 'string vest' that grows around the corm. Photo three is of emerging flowers, notice that more than one bunch of leaves (or shoots) grows from each corm, and more than one flower grows from each bunch.

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Crocus angustifolius 'Bronze Form' is a strongly marked form that is a commercially available clone. Crocus angustifolius is normally more golden yellow in color and is sometimes grown under the synonym Crocus susianus. The species is from the Crimea where it grows on hillsides, in scrub and juniper woods and blooms in spring. The first photo by Jane McGary. The next two photos by Mary Sue Ittner of this form obtained from Jane McGary show how they start out very yellow and fade to a creamy color.

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Crocus antalyensis is native to western Turkey where it grows in evergreen oak scrub. It is lilac-blue with a yellow throat and flowers in early spring. First photo by Arnold Trachtenberg, second and third photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus baytopiorum is a species from southwestern Turkey where it experiences a cold snowy winter and a cool summer. It flowers near melting snow. The flowers are an unusual shade of pale ice-blue, a very difficult color to photograph. The corm tunic is netted-fibrous. First photo by Tony Goode, second and third photos by John Lonsdale.

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Crocus index - Fall Blooming crocus A-H - Fall Blooming crocus I-O - Fall Blooming crocus P-Z - Spring Blooming crocus C-E - Spring Blooming crocus F-L - Spring Blooming crocus M-S - Spring Blooming crocus T-Z


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