Crocus biflorus subsp. ? biflorus

Iridaceae

Crocus biflorus subsp. ? biflorus

The most easterly occurring population of what appears to be the Italian species Ruksans considers it a possible new species. Large, richly striped flowers in chestnut-brown on a yellowish or cream ground, some with black anthers.  

 For further discussion see http://hillviewrareplants.com.au/ramblings/crocus-biflorus-on-rhodes

Winter Flowering

Profitis Ilias, Rodos, Greece. 500m.
10 to 15 seeds per packet
$5.00