DUTCH CROCUS

YELLOW CROCUS

Crocus × stellaris

Iris Family [Iridaceae]  

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flower
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5th March 2010, Dunham Massey, Cheshire. Photo: © RWD
Amidst an outcrop of Spring Crocuses and Snowdrops.


20th Match 2009, Turton, Greater Manchester. Photo: © RWD
The flowers six-petalled and never opening fully. The stems are thin and white.


20th Match 2009, Turton, Greater Manchester. Photo: © RWD
A distinguishing feature are the brownish- purple streaks extending up the stem right up into the petals. The leaves are grass-like.


7th March 2010, Walkden, Greater Manchester. Photo: © RWD
A white paperish bract loosely clads the flower-stem. The leaves are grass-like: long and narrow, but with a whitish band up the centre-line.


7th March 2010, Walkden, Greater Manchester. Photo: © RWD
The whitish streak up the centres of the narrow leaves is evident.


7th March 2010, Walkden, Greater Manchester. Photo: © RWD
There are three yellow stamens within the goblet of the flower. The whitish or paler-green stripe up the leaves is very prominent.


This is the Hybrid between: Golden Yellow Crocus [Crocus flavus] and Crocus augustifolius (which has no wild existence in the U.K.)

Some similarities to : Golden Crocus and Golden Yellow Crocus.

It is usually found in Gardens, but in the wild is a casual; only occasionally being well established.

Crocuses exhibit Thermonasty, a means shared only by Tulips, of opening and closing the flower as the temperature changes.


  Crocus × stellaris  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Iridaceae  

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DUTCH CROCUS

YELLOW CROCUS

Crocus × stellaris

Iris Family [Iridaceae]  

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