Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crocus



Crocus


Crocus vernus • Crocus sativus




The golden-yellow crocus as seen here made its way to Europe from the Orient as a highly-prized curiosity and began to be cultivated there in 1597.



Native to the northern shore of the Black Sea, the crocus adds color to lawns and borders at the onset of Spring.



The Bible alludes to the crocus in Solomon's Song of Songs and confessors of the Christian faith in their wisdom were compared to shining crocuses.

1 comment:

Ai amigas... Me ajudem! said...

cool!!!

hi my name is bruna!!