Corm tunic tough coriaceous splitting into basal teeth. Leaves up to thirteen, less than 1mm wide. Flowers about 6cm in height, pale blue or lilac blue, sometimes externally marked with a blue blotch, the throat deep yellow, spring. South-eastern Turkey, in rocky places at 1100-1800m. Horticultural experience of this species has been limited by its rarity. However, some forms, with turquoise-blue flowers are very desirable. Unfortunately it does not seem to be very robust and vegetative increase is very slow.
Crocus Pages: Crocus leichtlinii