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  • The crocus is a small, low-growing flower with iridescent colors ranging from gray to reddish purple. The crocus has grass-like leaves and it blooms in early spring and in autumn.
  • The two main types of crocus are the Crocus vernus and Crocus sativus.
  • Crocus is a burlap-like fabric once used to ship saffron.
  • The crocus plant is short in stature but come in many colours such as white, yellow, lilac, blue and purple. Some varieties have two colours and
    others are have striped petals.
  • The name Crocus is derived from the Latin adjective crocatus, meaning saffron yellow. The Greek word for "saffron" is krokos, while the Arabic word saffron or zafaran, means yellow.
  • Colchicums also belong to the Liliaceae or Lily Family while crocuses are in the Iridaceae or Iris Family.
  • Saffron is produced from dried stigmas of Crocus sativus L. member of large family Iridaceae.
  • Stigma of Crocus sativus L. (Iridaceae), commonly known as saffron, is the world’s most
    expensive spice and apart from its traditional value as food additive recent studies
    indicate its potential as antidepressant.
  • A new molecularly imprinted polymer for extraction of crocin from saffron stigmas was prepared using gentiobiose (a glycoside moiety in crocin structure) as a template.
  • The anther development was examined in some Crocus species, by light and scanning electron microscopy.
  • The quality of saffron depend on drying method.
  • In the case of Crocus, the temperature may be so low that the flowers cannot open, yet the flowers may
    develop fully, nevertheless.
  • Micropropagation has increasingly become a valuable tool assisting breeders to release new species and cultivars into the market more rapidly. A report shows that the progress made in Genus Crocus of
    Family Iridaceae, and highlight the potential for future expansion in this field.
  • Even though saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, knowledge on the biology of the producing plant (Crocus sativus L.) is still limited.
  • Crocus sativus Linn (Iridaceae) is used widely in tropical and subtropical countries for a variety of purposes in both household and for medicinal Uses
General Information
  • Crocus Description
  • About Crocus
  • Crocus hybrids
  • Crocus Plant profile
  • What kind of Crocus used in saffron?
  • What is Crocus?
  • Crocus


  • Florist from Arkansas
  • Florist from Ontario
  • Florist from US
  • Florist from Ireland
  • Florist from Virgenia

Cultivation & Processing

  • Characterisation of polyphenol oxidase from corms and leaves of colchicum autumnale L.
  • Crocus Saffron.
  • How to grow Crocus
  • Crocus Stavius (Saffron) Growing Information
  • Production technology and processing of  Saffron
  • Saffron (Crocus Stavius L) growing without removing of mother corms under greenhouse condition
  • In vitro production of floral buds and stigma-like structures on floral organs of Crocus Stavius L.
  • Growing and care of Crocus flower bulbs


  • Australia Growers
  • Growers from Australia
  • Growers from Canada
  • Growers from England
  • Growers from Lithuania


  • Extraction of crocin from saffron (Crocus sativus) using molecularly imprinted polymer solid-phase extraction
  • Petal and Stigma of Crocus sativus L. in the Treatment of Depression:
    A Pilot Double - blind Randomized Trial
  • Total Phenolic content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants
  • Crocus sativus L. (saffron) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial


  • Application of a New Illustration Technique in Plant Systematics:
    Composite Images of Two Autumn Flowering Crocus L. (Iridaceae) Taxa from Series Biflori in Turkey
  • Ripening and dehiscence of the anther in some Crocus
    (Iridaceae) species



  • Consultant from California
  • Consultant from Germany
  • Consultant from India
  • Consultant from Netherlands
  • Consultant from UK
  • Consultant Guide
  • Online Consultant
  • Crocus Experts
  • Case report: fatal poisoning with Colchicum autumnale
  • Detailed profile of Crocus Sativus
  • Selective Th2 Upregulation by Crocus sativus : A Neutraceutical Spice
  • Crocus Spring Flowering
  • Chromosome study of Crocus cancellatus subsp. damascenus from iran
  • Satiereal, a Crocus sativus L extract, reduces snacking and increases satiety in a randomized placebo-controlled study of mildly overweight, healthy women
  • World Saffron and Crocus Collection


  • Stigma of crocus sativus L. and method for the production thereof.
  • Method for the extraction of saffron pigments and flavor concentrate
  • Iridacea extracts for stimulating the immune system


  • Identification of Enzymatic Properties in Crocus sativus Roots
  • Some Physical properties of saffron Crocus corm
  • Medicinal Use and Pharmacological properties of Crocus sativus linn
  • Kinetics Properties of Guaiacol Peroxidase Activity in Crocus
    sativus L. Corm during Rooting


  • Effect of Phosphorus and Plant Density on Floral Yield and Corm Production of Crocus satiivus
  • Effect of temperature on flowers
  • Micropropagation of genus Crocus - a review
  • Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in Crocus vernus
  • Impact of Automobile Emissions on the Productivity of Crocus
    sativus L.

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