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Crocus pallasii turcicus

Flowering Time



SE Turkey; Lebanon; Syria

Native Climate

Cold winter, long, hot, dry summer

Wild Habitat

Semi desert, rocky places in steppe vegetation

Distinctive Features

Flower shades of lilac, petals often narrow. Corm tunic finely netted fibres with long fibrous neck

Closest Relatives

Crocus pallasii pallasii;

Crocus pallasii dispathaceus;

Crocus pallasii haussknechtii

Cultivation Requirements

Protection advised away from native region. Long warm dry summer rest required


Occasionally in specialist/society seed lists

Rather similar to subspecies pallasii but often with narrower petalled flowers.   Of botanical interest rather than horticultural merit!

Crocus pallasii turcicus

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