October 2023 photos

Started by gastil, October 02, 2023, 12:22:10 PM

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Variation in Crocus mathewii: These Crocus mathewii, grown from seed from the Michael Kammerlander collection, show two color forms. The white with violet throat is the "iconic" form usually illustrated and sought, but the lavender with violet throat is also frequent and co-occurs with the white in wild populations, which I have seen and photographed. It has been suggested that these are hybrid swarms. Crocus cancellatus subsp. mazziaricus can have a similar violet zone.