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Crocus robertianus

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Botanical Description

Corm tunic reticulate. Leaves three to four, 4-6mm wide, green with conspicuous median stripe appearing some time after the flowers. Flowers to 14cm tall, pale to deep lilac-blue, the deep orange styles divided into three broad and frilled branches, autumn. Northern Greece (Pindus), in light woodland and scrub at 400-900m. Grows well in the open garden though it does not increase rapidly vegetatively.

Crocus Pages: Crocus robertianus

a, C. antalayensis; b, C. cartwrightianus; c, C. hyemalis; d, C. longiflorus; e, C. robertianus; f, C. vallicola;