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Re: Crocus to identify? Post them here....
« Reply #1035 on: February 21, 2020, 11:41:34 AM »
Photographed at Ness Botanic Gardens in February 2003, and in my files as Crocus flavus. Crocus x luteus 'Golden Yellow'? (I suspect that the identification as Crocus flavus is my error, having been misled by the widespread sale of 'Golden Yellow' as flavus.)




And some photographed at Chester Zoo in the same month. These could be 'Golden Yellow' as well, but is it possible to tell from this photograph? (I understand that it's not Crocus chrysanthus sensu strictu, which has longer styles, but I don't know how to exclude other yellow-flowered crocuses.)

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Re: Crocus to identify? Post them here....
« Reply #1036 on: February 21, 2020, 12:03:53 PM »
Autumn-flowering crocus photographed on the banks of the moat at Little Moreton Hall in 2001.  Crocus speciosus?


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« Reply #1037 on: March 06, 2020, 12:06:43 AM »
Autumn-flowering crocus photographed on the banks of the moat at Little Moreton Hall in 2001.  Crocus speciosus?
 
It is Crocus pulchellus

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« Reply #1038 on: March 17, 2020, 04:17:13 PM »
Thanks. Sorry about the lateness - I hadn't noticed I'd been logged out, and was wondering why I couldn't find a reply button.

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« Reply #1039 on: March 19, 2020, 02:32:16 PM »
These were bought as 'Advance', but lack the blueish markings on the outer tepals. (The packet illustration was correct for 'Advance'.)

'Romance'?

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« Reply #1040 on: March 19, 2020, 02:53:23 PM »
These were bought as 'Advance', but lack the blueish markings on the outer tepals. (The packet illustration was correct for 'Advance'.)

'Romance'?

Yes,  matches  Thomas Huber's  ID  pix  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=5060.msg138224#msg138224
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« Reply #1041 on: March 19, 2020, 03:43:22 PM »
These were bought as 'Jeanne d'Arc'. (I'd was suspicious when the corms arrived, as they were a lot smaller than the corms of other Dutch Crocus varieties, and the tunic appeared different, but I didn't have the confidence in my understanding of corm morphology to draw a conclusion.) Clearly not.

'Ard Schenk'?

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« Reply #1042 on: March 19, 2020, 04:33:51 PM »
These were bought as 'Jeanne d'Arc'. (I'd was suspicious when the corms arrived, as they were a lot smaller than the corms of other Dutch Crocus varieties, and the tunic appeared different, but I didn't have the confidence in my understanding of corm morphology to draw a conclusion.) Clearly not.

'Ard Schenk'?

  For  comparison ... http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=5060.msg138208#msg138208
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« Reply #1043 on: April 15, 2020, 06:12:10 AM »
Grown from seed as Crocus mathewii which I'm sure it isn't, but what is it? Is it C. longiflorus?
Flowering now, autumn in Australia,
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« Reply #1044 on: April 16, 2020, 11:18:32 PM »
Grown from seed as Crocus mathewii which I'm sure it isn't, but what is it? Is it C. longiflorus?
Flowering now, autumn in Australia,
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I can see why you think it might be C. longiflorus.  I'm really not sure but think perhaps something else, something from the sativus group which of course includes mathewii.  The long style branches remind me of them,  C thomasii or C asumaniae perhaps?   The corm  shape and tunic are completely different in C longiflorus compared with the sativus group so that is something you can look at in dormancy which would rule longiflorus in or out.

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« Reply #1045 on: April 17, 2020, 02:09:31 PM »
Thanks, Tony.
Unfortunately I neglected to take a pic when I repotted some of the corms still in pots!
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« Reply #1046 on: April 19, 2020, 10:02:41 PM »
This crocus popped up in my garden.  The flowers are the size of a tommasinianus.  Is it an albiflorus or could it be a throw-back Crocus vernus?
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« Reply #1047 on: April 19, 2020, 10:06:39 PM »
Keeping in the theme of Crocus tommasinianus, this is another spontaneous pop-up.  Would this be considered Roseus?  I do have a bought Roseus but it is still under snow.  I seem to recall its petals were more pointed and the flowers lighter pink.
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« Reply #1048 on: April 20, 2020, 02:01:10 PM »
Keeping in the theme of Crocus tommasinianus, this is another spontaneous pop-up.  Would this be considered Roseus?  I do have a bought Roseus but it is still under snow.  I seem to recall its petals were more pointed and the flowers lighter pink.
That's a very nice one.  It's hard to tell from this picture but it looks more of a claret colour on the outside.  There is a 'Claret Form' the originated in Primrose Warburg's garden decades ago - not sure how widely it's grown these days but you may have a similar seedling there. 
The white one you show is nice too and has something of vernus about it as you say.

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« Reply #1049 on: September 16, 2020, 10:15:55 PM »
Any suggestions for this lost label one, flowering today;
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