Mystery Bulb

Paul Tyerman
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 02:04:15 PST
At 02:43  10/03/03 -0600, you wrote:
>Crocus Enthusiasts:
>Please visit the Mystery Bulb Page 
><…> on the WIKI 
>and let me know if you can give the image a possible identity. Thanks.


I am certainly no expert on Crocus, but looking at your mystery Crocus it
looks an aweful lot like C. tomassinianus to me.  I have checked with pics
taken in my own garden and the style and stamen setup match, plus that
lovely shading effect with the darker at the tips is the same as one of the
varieties as mine (that shading was why it immediately sprang to mind).

However...... given I am southern hemisphere I have no way of knowing
comparative times for your Crocus.  Timing in the season could also be a
pointer as teh various progressions of crocus take place throughout the
season.  It is also similar to C. goulimyi, but given that that will
flowerer HERE shortly I think it would be more likely to be tomassinianus
which is a spring flowerer.

Hopefully that is of some help.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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