Leaves 1 mm wide, emerging with flowers. Perianth bright yellow to orange; segments 2-3 cm long, elliptic, obtuse; tube sometimes purple-tinted; late winter. Anthers yellow. Style branches 3, orange-red.
C. angustifolius Weston, Cloth-of-Gold, from Crimea has leaves 1-1.5 mm wide, emerging with flowers. Perianth star-shaped, golden yellow but striped or spotted dark brown externally; segments ovate, acute, recurving; late winter. Anthers orange. Style branches 3, orange-red, shorter than stamens, expanded at tips. Syn. C. susianus Ker Gawl.
Source: (2005). Iridaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.