Crocus serotinus subsp. salzmannii (Gay) Mathew

Stoloniferous. Leaves 0.5-2 mm wide, emerging with flowers. Perianth gobletshaped, blush pink to bright lilac with a yellow hairy throat; segments 3-5 cm long, narrow elliptic; tube 9 cm long; autumn. Anthers yellow. Style branches numerous, deep yellow, much longer than stamens. Syn. C. asturicus Herbert; C. salzmannii Gay.

Spain and NW Africa.

C. boryi Gay from S and W Greece, Crete has leaves 1-3.5 mm wide, emerging before flowers. Perianth star-shaped, white shading to cream with yellow throat; segments 3-5 cm long, lanceolate, acute; autumn. Anthers white; filaments pubescent. Style branches numerous, deep orange.

C. laevigatus Bory &Chaub. From S Greece has leaves 1-3 mm wide, emerging with flowers. Perianth pink or white shading to yellow in throat; segments 1.5-3 cm long, ovate, obtuse to acute, the outer ones with dark markings on backs; autumn. Anthers cream. Style branches numerous, orange.

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.

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