Crocus cartwrightianus

 

 

 

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus

Crocus cartwrightianus - Click to enlarge

Crocus cartwrightianus - Detail

Crocus cartwrightianus or Wild saffron crocus is considered to be the wild ancestor of the cultivated saffron crocus (the latter is not found in the wild).

On Crete it has been found only in the West (peninsula of Akrotiri, Gramvousa and Falasarna) and flowers in the autumn (late November and December) at altitudes (up to 700m) in open rocky places.

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