Crocus 2011

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Michael J Campbell
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A few today.

Crocus boryi in the morning
Crocus boryi in the afternoon
Crocus goulimyi
Crocus cambessedesii
Crocus medius
Crocus cancellatus damaescenus
Crocus pulchellus
Crocus hadriaticus. sorry this one is a bit fuzzy,strong wind blowing.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Hoy
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I'm getting a little jealous! I have some fall blooming  crocuses but they are either eaten by slugs or broken by rain and hail :(
I grow almost all my plants in the garden as I can't have too many pots!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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All really wonderful, Michael.  Crocus pulchellus, especially, is to-die-for. 

How did you get it to glow in the center ;D?  The anthers on this is particularly pleasing, too!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Wow, what beautiful crocus, Michael and Wim!  Reminds me that I should go out one of these days and see if my one or two puny specimens are still there.  :rolleyes:

Does Crocus banaticus always have such a difference in size between the sets of petals (3 big, 3 small?), or was that flower not completely open yet?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Fermi
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Lori wrote:

Does Crocus banaticus always have such a difference in size between the sets of petals (3 big, 3 small?), or was that flower not completely open yet?

Another name for this crocus was "iridiflorus" which might 'give you a clue' - as someone I know always says! ;D
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

WimB
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Fermi wrote:

Lori wrote:

Does Crocus banaticus always have such a difference in size between the sets of petals (3 big, 3 small?), or was that flower not completely open yet?

Another name for this crocus was "iridiflorus" which might 'give you a clue' - as someone I know always says! ;D
cheers
fermi

Fermi,

I think I know who you mean  ;)  ;)

As Fermi said, in Crocus banaticus you can see why the genus Crocus is placed in the family of the Iridaceae.

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Lori S.
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Yes, very interesting!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Michael J Campbell
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Crocus  biflorus melantherus
Crocus cancellatus Lycius

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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RickR
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What interesting petal backs on the Crocus  biflorus melantherus.
Makes me what to see what the tops look like!  (hint)  :o

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Michael J Campbell
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Will take more pics if the sun comes out, cloudy for the past four days.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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