Crocus alatavicus; was Crocus michelsonii

Jim McKenney
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 18:36:17 PST
Jane McGary mentioned Crocus alatavicus. 

I grew this for awhile about twenty years ago. Out of curiosity, I Googled
Crocus alatavicus to see what was out there. One image I saw showed a flower
with very narrow tepals with a light violet flush at the base.
Superficially, it looked nothing like the Crocus alatavicus I grew; that
plant had white flowers with very broad tepals which opened flat. The
flowers were notably larger than those of C. korolkowii. I have photos of

Here's the link to the image I mentioned:…

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we're struggling to
cope with an inch of snow.

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