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Crocus, Versicolor

Crocus versicolor     Fr: Crocus versicolor

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This crocus can be white, lilac or purple. It grows in a fairly limited area from southeastern France to northwestern Italy.

Flowers. Jan-May

Flower. The usually white petals have dark purple feather-edged stripes on the outsides.

Leaves. From 3 to 6 slender leaves sprout vertically from the base, before the flowers appear.

Habitat. Garrigue, rocky and grassy areas, open woods.

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