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Crocus chrysanthus

Postcard from Franconia No. 457

Crocus chrysanthus

Exposure Details

exposure time: 1/250s ~ aperture: f13 ~ focal length: 90mm ~ ISO 800
camera: Sony α7R III ~ lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
categories: blossom ~ crocus ~ macro ~ orange ~ spring
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shot on: Sunday, February 27, 2022

The crocus chrysanthus is a member of the Iridaceae family. It is a perennial plant that blooms in the spring. The crocus chrysanthus has yellow flowers with brownish-purple markings.

Crocuses are small, flowering plants that belong to the genus Crocus in the family Iridaceae. There are about 80 different species of crocuses, which are native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Crocuses typically grow in areas with full sun and well-drained soil.

Crocuses reproduce by seed. The flowers of most species are bisexual, meaning that they have both male and female reproductive organs. The male reproductive organs are called stamens and the female reproductive organs are called pistils. The pistils are located in the center of the flower and are surrounded by the stamens.

When a bee or other insect lands on a crocus flower, the pollen from the stamens sticks to the bee’s body. The bee then transfers the pollen to the pistils of another flower as it collects nectar. This process of transfer is called pollination.

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