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Crocus

Crocus (probably speciosus or longiflorus)

Description:

Small plant that blooms very early in the Spring. It is a very showy purple flower that blooms from a short (about 1-2 inch) stem with a flower that can be a 1/2 inch or more.

Habitat:

Flower beds in many climates. These particular ones are planted in light sun with morning exposure. They are planted in rich dark soil away from the wind.

Notes:

These were also not planted by us but came up once we pulled up an evergreen that was apparently keeping them from blooming for years. Once we pulled up the evergreen these and snowdrops appeared every spring thereafter. They are a sure sign that spring is coming and will even bloom while there is still snow on the ground. Once I photographed, we covered them back up as Michigan is now getting some very cold very rainy and even possibly snowy day. I will upload more photos as they bloom. You can see in Photos #2 and #3 that they are planted near snowdrops (on the left).

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6 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

fragile and pretty!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I am in MI and yes we are warming up too. We did just have a severe cold blast run through a few days ago (the day after I took these pictures actually) that brought snow. In fact up north received 2 feet in some places. But at the same time my location (middle of LP) had 60 degree weather.

tiffanypr
tiffanypr 9 years ago

Not sure where you are from but in wi we are warming up quite a bit. I wouldn't mind it sticking around! Earlier maple season though!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I know I love spring..so much fun to see what comes up when. I do worry though when our weather brings things out too early risking a frost later

tiffanypr
tiffanypr 9 years ago

So exciting!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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