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Crocus biflorus wattiorum

Flowering Time

Late autumn

Distribution

Known from one location in SW Turkey

Native Climate

Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Rocky places in thin pine woods(?)

Distinctive Features

Lilac flowers with black anthers, three deeply divided red style branches.   Corm tunic coriaceous with basal rings

Closest Relatives

?

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection.   Warm dry summer rest

Availability

Extremely rare.   Grown only by a few experts

Photo in Alpine Garden Society Bulletin Vol. 64 No. 4 p464  

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