Leaves narrow, emerging with flowers. Perianth bowl-shaped, 5 cm wide, cream to orange-yellow; segments 1.7-3.5 cm long, oblanceolate, obtuse; early spring. Anthers yellow. Style branches 3, orange.
Balkans, Greece, Turkey.
C. flavus Weston from SE Europe and W Turkey has leaves 2.5- 4 mm wide, emerging with flowers. Perianth cup-shaped, pure yellow; segments ovate, obtuse, 3-4 cm long; tube 6-12 cm, yellow; late winter. Anthers yellow. Style branches 3, yellow, fringed at tips. Syn. C. aureus Sibthorp & Smith.
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.