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Crocus biflorus punctatus

Flowering Time



S Turkey

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Open grassy places over limestone

Distinctive Features

Lilac/blue flower with darker speckling on outer petals. Yellow anthers usually have black basal lobes

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus isauricus

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection, warm dry summer rest



A localised subspecies, beautiful but rare in cultivation.

Crocus biflorus punctatus

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