Friday, April 3, 2015

The First Iris

Reticulata presents itself first and is so small that passers-by assume it is a crocus.

Speaking of crocus, perhaps you know that the most precious spice, saffron, is the pistil of of this flower.  It is not the common crocus however, but crocus sativa.  These are fall bloomers.  I did grow some one year, but they did not return the following season.

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