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Crocus vernus (and hybrids)

Crocus vernus (and hybrids)
spring crocus
Crocus buds rising as sleek spears from the barren winter soil
Crocus vernus (and hybrids)
I like how crocus just works its way through whatever happened to get planted atop it - here, a bit of sedum in the rock garden.

Common name spring crocus
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb
Flowers various (early spring)
Size 6"
Light sun-part shade

Every year, crocus battles it out with Draba aizoides en hellebores for the honor of first spring bloom (that's not counting Darley heath, since it blooms all winter). This year, one patch of crocus, along our front walk, won the sprint.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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