Corm tunic annulate. Leaves three to four, up to 5mm wide, appearing long after the flowers. Flowers 12-20cm tall, pale or deep blue with deeper coloured veins and orange-yellow throat, the anthers white or pale cream and styles orange, autumn. Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, in grassy places or scrub up to 1800m. Easily grown and one of the most attractive of all the autumn-flowering species. Can be naturalised in grass. White forms are known and 'Zephyr' is a large pale grey-flowered cultivar.
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