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Scientific Name: Crocus chrysanthus
Pronunciation: KROE-kuss krye-ZAN-thuss
Common Name: snow crocus, golden crocus
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves mostly <2 mm wide; flowers open about 2 weeks before those of Dutch corocus.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Open
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:< 0.1m
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
snow crocus, golden crocus
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Purple, Violet, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar
Additional Info: six tepals

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Apr, May
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Corms

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails, ( Drought resistant )
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(LTW) Langley Township Walk
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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