We have a new flower that I don't recall seeing before. I have two
photos of it, but, unfortunately neither is very good at showing the
inside of the flower itself, as it has not fully opened today as it
has yesterday when it was sunny, but I did not have a chance to take a
picture. Anyway, it's at http://www.flickr.com/photos/24728380@N07
Some additional info: It looks sort of like a tulip, but the leaves
are not tulip-like at all. The petals are entirely wihte, while the
inside is yellowish orange. It is growing on the east side of the
house, and so has almost no direct sunlight. We are located in
southern New Jersey and it came up just recently (early to mid March).
Does anyone have any idea what it might be?
you haven't? they're fairly common. most have a yellow center
inside, but not all. i have some pure white ones that pop up.
they seem to bloom a bit earlier than the yellow & purple
ones. i have no idea what variety they are, as they came with
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David E. Ross;779237 Wrote:
> On 3/16/2008 3:09 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:-
We have lots of white Crocus here in the UK. They are mainly yellow,
purple or white, but I also have some more interesting purple ones with
white stripes and some yellow ones with brown stripes.
They are usually better planted directly in your lanw, because they are
long gone before you really need to cut it and they look fantastic in
the spring with the backdrop of green.
BTW: the picture is most definately a Crocus!
Maybe so, but I'm really quite an amateur at this. I try to identify
all the flowers growing around the house (including those I plant
myself, of course), but I'm far from an expert. There are still a few
I don't know and I haven't seen this one in the 9 years since we moved
Thanks to everyone for the help.
Definitely a crocus, as others have said. The date of bloom, the location,
the grass-like foliage with a light stripe are pretty definitive. I've
never paid much attention to varieties with these plants -- they are all
"inexpensive generic early spring bloomers of unpredictable color which
survive almost anything" to me.
That said, I'd be happy if a few more of the hundreds of yellow and purple
ones in my yard were of the white variety. I could count the white ones on
the fingers of one hand and might have fingers left over. I theorize that
the white ones are just a little less hardy and prolific than the other
colors. Or perhaps they naturally revert.
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