Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Crocus flavus

Crocus flavus (syn. Crocus luteus, Crocus aureus Sibth. & Sm.), (Dutch yellow crocus) is a species of flowering plant of the Crocus genus in the Iridaceae family. It grows wild on the slopes of Greece, former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and northwestern Turkey,[1] with fragrant bright orange-yellow flowers which Tennyson likened to a fire. It is a small crocus (5–6 cm (2–2 in), despite the names of some cultivars, compared to the Giant Dutch crocuses (C. vernus). Its cultivars are used as ornamental plants.

The Latin specific epithet flavus means "pure yellow".[2]

C. flavus naturalises well in the garden, and its cultivars are used as ornamental plants. The subspecies C. flavus subsp. flavus has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

Subspecies[1]
  1. Crocus flavus subsp. dissectus T.Baytop & B.Mathew - western Turkey
  2. Crocus flavus subsp. flavus - Greece, Turkey, Balkans; naturalized in Utah
  3. Crocus flavus subsp. sarichinarensis Rukšans - Turkey

Cultivars[edit]

Examples: 'Golden Yellow' (syn. 'Dutch Yellow', 'Yellow Mammoth')

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Crocus flavus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Crocus flavus subsp. flavus". Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
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