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Crocus biflorus nubigena

Flowering Time



W and SW Turkey; Aegean Islands

Native Climate

Mediterranean with montane influences

Wild Habitat

Open rocky places or thin scrub

Distinctive Features

White or lilac flowers.   Blackish anthers.   Minutely hairy style branches

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus crewei

Cultivation Requirements

Warm dry summer rest, winter protection advised


Occasionally in specialist seed lists

Crocus biflorus nubigena

Crocus biflorus nubigena

Eggshell like corm tunic with basal rings - typical of the Crocus biflorus group

  • Corms and Tunics
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Stamens and Styles
  • Pollination and Seeds