Crocus minimus

Family: Iridaceae
Local name:
Zafferano minore/zafferano sardo
Habitat: pascoli aridi ed erbosi, cespuglietti

Description: Descrizione: The Crocus minimus Dc. is a perennial herbaceous plant, with a subterranean pyriform bulb reaching an estimated size of 10 - 15 mm. Its spindly leaves are longer than the flowers. These can grow alone or in pairs, and are violet, with picturesque purple streaks, which may be appreciated in late-Spring, between March and May.
It can be found in Corsica, Sardinia and Tuscan Archipelago (Capraia Island). . 


Texts: National Park, with the collaboration of Associazione G.Cesaraccio - ProNatura APS
Pictures: Tommaso Gamboni (Ass.G.Cesaraccio - ProNatura APS)


Bibliographic sources:
Flora dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena. G. Cesaraccio. Ed. Sorba.

Portale della flora d’Italia.
Acta plantarum.
Altervista botanica.
Flora di Sardegna.