Crocuses are spirited little flowers, their small trumpets standing eager on impossibly frail tubes.
Orange or yellow stigmas and pollen-bearing anthers provide a fine contrast to the sheeny, iridescent petals.
The purple petals of this more unusual specimen has a lightly veined effect.
It’s always interesting to see crocuses just before the buds open when the flowers are protected by a pale covering, and it’s easier to make out the central white stripe on the strappy leaves.
Once open, they are fugacious – their flimsy flowers are no match for winter gales and wind, so soon become raggedy and drop exhausted to the ground.
The flowers’ frailness makes them unlikely to be picked. Gathering the first one would prove a disaster.
But were I a bee, out in winter sunshine, I know where I’d be heading.
Shared as part of Cee’s Flower of The Day
41 Replies to “Crocuses of Different Colours”
Lovely photos and apt descriptions
Lovely photos of lovely flowers!
Love Crocuses, especially the Tommies!
When a plant has a pet name that’s always a good sign.
I love them too, specially the tommies which spread so generously. That’s a great word ‘fugacious’.
If I understand the word correctly, which I may not, there’s an element of leaving before their time.
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Crocus’s are so beautiful, and very photogenic too. 🙂
I didn’t see my favourite patch at its peak this year, but I did find a new patch as consolation.
I should probably have saved the last for April, although I don’t think it’s quite square.
You could always square it and share it again 🙂
Omg!! The colors are so bright amd amazing
They’re the first flash of really bold colour.
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