sieberi ssp. sublimis 'Tricolor'
Photo by Mark
(April 6, 2002)
Another striking form of Crocus sieberi,
here with a three-toned color effect. I've seen
the name listed various ways, but unless convinced otherwise, I'll go
ahead and use
Crocus sieberi ssp. sublimis 'Tricolor'. The flowers are a rich
lilac, with a white ring
near the base of the tepals, and a striking yellow base to the
flowers. The inside and
outside of the flowers exhibit the same tri-color arrangement.
In this oblique side view, the egg-yolk yellow base to the flowers are in
are the prominent yellow-orange anthers and stigma. Rather
amusing is how the
multiple flowers appear just above the soil without any foliage in
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