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Crocus biflorus stridii

Flowering Time

Late winter, early spring


N E Greece

Native Climate

Lowland Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Grassy, sandy places in scrub

Distinctive Features

Grey green leaves.   Throat of flower pubescent (with fine hairs). Anthers usually purple black

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus nubigena;   Crocus biflorus melantherus

Cultivation Requirements

Likely to need winter protection and warm dry summer rest



Leaf characteristics differentiate this from subspecies nubigena (which has prominent veins in underside of its leaves) while subspecies melantherus is autumn flowering

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