Crocus vernus

Crocus vernus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Crocoideae
Tribus: Croceae
Genus: Crocus
Species: Crocus vernus

Name

Crocus vernus (L.) Hill

References

* Vegetable System 10:1. 1765
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names
Internationalization
Deutsch: Frühlings-Krokus
English: Spring crocus
Français: Crocus printanier
Lietuvių: Pavasarinis krokas
Nederlands: Bonte krokus
Polski: Krokus wiosenny
Русский: Крокус весенний

Crocus vernus (Spring crocus, Giant Dutch crocus) is a plant of the Crocus genus in the Iridaceae family. Its cultivars and that of Crocus flavus (Dutch crocusses) are used as ornamental plants. The Dutch crocusses are larger than the other cultivated species (snow crocuses), and tend to bloom two weeks later. Height: 4-6" (10 - 15 cm)

Cultivars

Examples: ‘Flower Record’ (Blue), ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ (Glistening white with an interior, dark purple base), ‘Pickwick’ (violet mauve, striped), ‘Purpurea Grandiflora’ (deep purple), ‘Queen of Blues’ (Ageratum-blue with paler margins and a dark base), ‘Remembrance’ (dark blue and purple), ‘Vanguard’ (silvery blue/violet, light purple), Silver Coral (White, purple base), Grand Maitre (blue)

Comment

Several other spring blooming species, among others Crocus flavus Weston (Syn. Crocus aureus), have been called 'Crocus vernus' by other authors. This confusing synonymy should be avoided.

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