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Crocus moabiticus

Flowering Time



N Jordan

Native Climate

Semi Desert climate.   Cool winter, long hot dry summer

Wild Habitat

Dry fields and rocky slopes

Distinctive Features

Pale flower, marked with violet.   Corm tunic fibrous, fibres mostly parallel

Closest Relatives

Crocus cartwrightianus

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection needed. Warm, dry summer rest


Rarely in specialist seed lists

A little known and rarely cultivated member of the Saffron group.   This is a plant known only from a few locations in the wild and quite possibly threatened with extinction.   It has relatively small flowers and is of less garden value than the better known and widely grown Crocus cartwrightianus.

Crocus moabiticus

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