Crocus ancyrensis (Herb.) Maw.

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.

W Turkey.

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: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Crocus ancyrensis 'Golden Bunch'

A selection producing several flowers per corm.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Crocus L.