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Crocus biflorus wattiorum

Flowering Time

Late autumn


Known from one location in SW Turkey

Native Climate


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


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