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The Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) is a flowering, cormous (bulbo-tuber)  plant in the Iridaceae family of irises. It is also known as Wild Saffron.

It is native to the Mediterranean, east Asia, and Irano-Turanian Region.

It grows to 10 centimetres (4 inches) tall. 

The Saffron Crocus has green foliage and small, rounded lilac or lavender flowers with deep purple veins. It has a bright-red style and yellow stamen in the centre of the flower.

It blooms in autumn. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, October 2019.


Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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  1. Olivia says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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