Crocus hadriaticus ( pictures from habitat)

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:43:11 PDT
On 31 Oct 2011, at 22:48, bulborum botanicum wrote:

> Is there somebody on the forum who knows other crocus where you can use the
> stigma from as saffron 
> I know the Roman tried Crocus nudiflorus

As do the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. I've read that they grow a clump of C. 
nudiflorus by the back entrance to the house and urinate on it from time to 
time to keep in it good heart. And that large clumps of C. nudiflorus sell at 
auction for a surprisingly good price.

The account may be in Brian Mathews' "The Crocus".

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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