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Silvery crocus - Crocus biflorus subsp. adamii Spotted on the grassy / rocky southern slopes of the hill north of Dragoman marsh.<br />
I am quite sure this is C. biflorus adamii, but still would be glad if @WildFlower helps with the identification. In case it is correct I think it should be preferable to create a subspecies record here.<br />
BTW, the taxonomy in the Wikipedia page of C. biflorus is incorrect placing Asparagales in Eudicots.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57409/silvery_crocus_-_crocus_biflorus_subsp._adamii.html" title="Silvery crocus - Crocus biflorus subsp. adamii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1332/57409_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=BpGR0c3k6dUtovcUioUnsk3nRx4%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Silvery crocus - Crocus biflorus subsp. adamii Spotted on the grassy / rocky southern slopes of the hill north of Dragoman marsh.<br />
I am quite sure this is C. biflorus adamii, but still would be glad if @WildFlower help with the identification. In case it is correct I think it should be preferable to create a subspecies record here.<br />
BTW, the taxonomy in the Wikipedia page of C. biflorus is incorrect placing Asparagales in Eudicots.<br />
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Silvery crocus - Crocus biflorus subsp. adamii

Spotted on the grassy / rocky southern slopes of the hill north of Dragoman marsh.
I am quite sure this is C. biflorus adamii, but still would be glad if @WildFlower helps with the identification. In case it is correct I think it should be preferable to create a subspecies record here.
BTW, the taxonomy in the Wikipedia page of C. biflorus is incorrect placing Asparagales in Eudicots.

Silvery crocus - Crocus biflorus subsp. adamii Spotted on the grassy / rocky southern slopes of the hill north of Dragoman marsh.<br />
I am quite sure this is C. biflorus adamii, but still would be glad if @WildFlower help with the identification. In case it is correct I think it should be preferable to create a subspecies record here.<br />
BTW, the taxonomy in the Wikipedia page of C. biflorus is incorrect placing Asparagales in Eudicots.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57408/silvery_crocus_-_crocus_biflorus_subsp._adamii.html Asparagales,Bulgaria,Crocus biflorus,Crocus biflorus adamii,Dragoman marsh,Europe,Flowering Plant,Geotagged,Iridaceae,Magnoliophyta,Monocot,Nature,Plantae,Ramsar,Silvery crocus,Wetland,Wildlife,Winter,flower

    comments (2)

  1. Hi Jivko,
    These dark veins of the flowers are very interesting. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to make a thorough check now.
    I am not much in favour of creating subspecies records in the database if the difference between the subspecies cannot be clearly described. All the subspecies are listed in the Wikipedia page anyway. I am not sure if they are all valid though.
    I have fixed the Wikipedia page error you repoted.
    Posted one year ago
    1. OK, let's leave the question concerning the subspecies for a later stage, I agree with you. Posted one year ago

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''Crocus biflorus'', the silvery crocus, is a species of flowering plant in the genus ''Crocus'' of the family Iridaceae, native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, including Italy, the Balkans, Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus, Iraq, and Iran. It is a cormous perennial growing to 6 cm tall and wide. It is a highly variable species, with flowers in shades of pale mauve or white, often with darker stripes on the outer tepals. The flowers appear early in spring.

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Uploaded Feb 18, 2018. Captured Feb 17, 2018 10:57 in 8103, Golemo Malovo, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm