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Crocus?

Description:

This crocus seems to have been confused by the recent warm temperatures. It also seems that its home in a bed of pachysandra doesn't support it very well. Note how it's long stem cannot support the weight of the flower with just a few raindrops on it.

Habitat:

Taken on the campus of Swarthmore College, outside the field house.

Notes:

This flower is often one of the first signs of spring, but here it is seen with a fallen tree leaf, one of the first signs of autumn.

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1 Comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I just recently saw these too. This is from Wiki ' Some Crocus species, known as "autumn crocus", flower in September to November in the Northern Hemisphere. Some flower before their leaves appear. Autumn/fall flowering species include: Crocus banaticus (syn. C. iridiflorus), C.cancellatus, C. goulimyi, C. hadriaticus, C. kotschyanus (syn. C. zonatus), C. laevigatus, Crocus ligusticus (syn. C. medius ), C. niveus, C. nudiflorus, C. ochroleucus, C. pulchellus, C. sativus (saffron crocus), C. serotinus, C. speciosus, C. tournefortii. Crocus laevigatus has a long flowering-period which starts in late autumn or early winter and may continue into February.

RichSchiffer
Spotted by
RichSchiffer

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 20, 2011

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