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Crocus hadriaticus

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Corm tunic finely reticulate. Leaves five to nine, less than 1mm wide, usually appearing with the flowers. Flowers white with a yellow throat and varying amount of brownish suffusion outside, the orange or scarlet style divided into three branches which are only half as long as the perianth segments (unlike those of C. cartwrightianus 'Albus' with which it is often confused), autumn. Greece, on rocky slopes, turf or in scrub up to 1500m. Grows well in a sunny spot but frame cultivation is advantageous in protecting the flowers.

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Joint Rock: Joint Rock Awards, AGS Loughborough Autumn Show, 29 September 2018