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Spring Crocus / Bijeli šafran

Crocus vernus albiflorus


Flowers are commonly white but can be purple of striped. Corm tunic fine fibres, can be slightly netted.


A mountain plant with a widespread distribution from the Pyrenees in the South through the Alps to Czechoslovakia. Generally smaller flowered than Crocus vernus vernus, it occupies a different habitat where the two subspecies do occur in close localities, often seen flowering as the snow melts in spring or summer.


Edible and known for it specific flavor.

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Spotted on Apr 24, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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