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Crocus biflorus artvinensis

Flowering Time

Early spring


N E Turkey

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Rocky places in scrub

Distinctive Features

Pale lilac flowers, bold dark central stripe, two smaller stripes.   Prominent ribs in underside of leaves

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus isauricus

Cultivation Requirements



Very rare in both wild and cultivation

Photo in Alpine Garden Society Bulletin Vol 64 no 4 p465

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  • Pollination and Seeds