Crokus on the Way

by Dave April. 23, 2011 5035 views

Crocus (plural: crocuses, croci) is a genus in the iris family comprising about 80 species of perennials growing from corms . Many are cultivated for their flowers in autumn, winter, or spring. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to western China. []

The name of the genus is derived from the Greek krokos (κρόκος). This in turn is probably a loan word from a Semitic language, related to Hebrew כרכום karkōm, Aramaic ܟܟܘܪܟܟܡܡܐ kurkama, Persian and Arabic كركم kurkum, which mean saffron or saffron yellow. The name ultimately comes from Sanskrit कुङ्कुमं kunkumam. []

surprised they survived, they came up then we had a couple centimeters of snow.

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Gospodarica 10 years ago

beautiful set :)

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Francesc 10 years ago

Great set!!

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Daniel & Lizzy 10 years ago

gorg!love the colors...

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Aaron 10 years ago

Beautiful series!

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Darlene Foster 10 years ago

They are beautiful!

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David Cardona 10 years ago


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