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The flower of Saffron Crocus [Crocus sativus] is large and showy. The three pronged style and stigmata are an exceptional feature of this flower and the source of saffron spice.

Saffron is the spice derived from the vivid crimson/orange 3 stigmas of Crocus sativus. At about $1,000 lb, an average pound contains about 50,000 flowers...all harvested by hand.


Speaking of the Garden...

Crocuses - Purple Crocus is used for resolving tension generated from grief and loss. This beautiful flower has to do with the throat and "speaking your truth".

from Old Farmer's Almanac


Plant crocus bulbs in the Fall, a few inches apart, 3 to 4 inches deep (with the pointy end up). After planting, water well. Plant bulbs in groups or clusters of 10 or more. (rather than spacing them in a single line along a walkway or border.)

Beautiful white light shines glowing thru delicate Purple crocus as it bursts thru rocks. DianaDeeOsborne/flowers-beyond-expected. Photo credit: David Pen, http://500px.c49?from=popular

Saffron-Crocus Flower: Crocus sativus. The three longer and darker-orange thread-like structures constitute the styles and stigmas that each Crocus flower yields at saffron harvesting time, manually by hand. No wonder Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. - Flickr - Photo Sharing!