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: (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.