About the Crocus Pages
About Crocus Pages
The aim of this site is to provide information about the genus that will be of interest to both gardeners and Crocus aficionados. The core of the site is a large collection of digital images of Crocus plants, which will serve to illustrate botanical details and the variation exhibited by the species. This in turn may assist in identification of plants.
Using Crocus Pages
- Botany : This page links to a series of pages describing and illustrating the Crocus plant and all its features. There are many close up pictures to illustrate the botanical details of the Crocus.
- Taxonomy : This page will explore the relationships between the 79 species.
- Crocus Group : The Crocus Group is UK based informal society to enable Crocus aficionados around the world to keep in touch. This page includes details of how to join and the Group activities. Pictures of plants at Group events are displayed here.
- A-Z : The A-Z page has a full list of the species with links to the individual pages. Using these will open each taxon in a separate window. By resizing these windows the details of different taxa may be compared. (There is a direct link to each species page in the frame to the left of the page. These open in the main frame, replacing the current page.)
What's New on Crocus Pages
- 30 October 2002 : Taxonomy page updated. New Photo Gallery added - this contains some images of plants recently in flower in the collection here. I hope to update it regularly throughout the season.
- 10 October : Illustration for Crocus pallasii turcicus added. Cultivation notes added (below).
- 4 October : Illustrations for the following taxa added: CC. biflorus albocoronatus; biflorus alexandrii; biflorus crewei, biflorus fibroannulatus; cancellatus damascenus; cancellatus pamphylicus; fleischeri; gargaricus herbertii; kerndorffiorum; kotschyanus suworowianus; leitchlinii; moabiticus; olivieri balansae; siehieanus, vitellinus. Additional images added to pages for CC. adanensis; antalyensis; banaticus; cancellatus cancellatus; corsicus; cvijicii; etruscus; flavus flavus; imperati; minimus; niveus; olivieri olivieri; paschei; reticulatus hittiticus; veluchensis; vernus vernus; versicolor.
- 29 September : Images for Crocus vallicola added and CC. carpetanus, kosaninii, michelsonii, sativus and speciosus all updated with additional images.
- 21 February : Two pictures of Crocus pelistericus added
- 31 January : Some larger (but quick download) pictures added. (Try Crocus danfordiae for an example of these superior pictures!)
- 31 January : Articles from Crocus Group Newsletters added
- 26 January : All 127 taxa now annotated
- 26 January : Pictures of Crocus vernus albiflorus in the wild added
- 24 January : Pictures of Crocus reticulatus hittiticus
- 16 January : Pictures of Crocus nevadensis in flower added
- All new layout - includes linking between related taxa
- Botany Pages illustrate the different parts of the Crocus plant
- Autumn flowering species now included. 102 taxa illustrated
- More images of corms and tunics
Link to Photogallery
Cultivation of this Crocus Collection
- This site is the work of Tony Goode. I live quietly in suburban Norwich. I work in the leisure industry, (a statement that may bring a wry smile to those in the know!) I reached my half century in 2011. I am married with two daughters who are largely reponsible for my failure to update these pages between 2002 and 2011!
- I grow many dwarf bulbs, mostly in pots, many raised from seed
- I occasionally exhibit my plants at Alpine Garden Society shows
- I write about my plant related experiences for the Alpine Garden Society Bulletin (and for anyone else who asks - especially if they want to pay me for doing so)
- I give lectures, illustrated using digital presentation, about alpine plants and bulbs
- Steam Trains (especially the Talyllyn Railway in North Wales)
- Digital photography
- A Quiet Life!