Monday, March 23, 2009

Purple Crocuses


Purple Crocuses
(KROH-kus)

These flowers were blooming in the Bronx yesterday. Bet they are closed up with the cold temperatures we are having this morning. These were a very nice purple and had a large flower.


There are about 25 to 30 of Crocus that are cultivated although the Spring Crocus (Crocus vernus) and the Dutch Crocus (Crocus flavus) are the ones you see the most. They are many cultivars and hybrids. Crocus are members of the Iris family, Iridaceae.

5 comments:

joey said...

Lovely crocus ... yea spring!

equipaje said...

Springtime! :)

(Your blog is great, i've linked it)

Shannon said...

Such a pretty purple color. So glad spring is here...

Judy said...

What lovely crocuses!!! I love the way you have focused on the groups, rather than doing a macro shot (I know I love the macros, but sometimes you just want to see the big picture)! In the first photo, you can see so many different shapes to the flowers!!

sending flower to Philippine said...

Such a nice crocuses you have here.Thanks for sharing this wonderful flower.


-Ava