Brief Description: Herbaceous, perennial plant with bulb. 2-6 leaves, all at the plant's base, with a white line in the middle nerve, appearing at the same time as the flowers. Yellow to orange-yellow flowers, rarely whitish. 3 stamens with yellow smooth filaments and yellow anthers. The fruit is capsule. 
Bibliography: Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. Mathew B. 1984. Crocus L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 413-438. Edinburgh. 
Particular Features: C. chrysanthus, like all other species of its genus, is cultivated as ornamental. The species C. sativus (commonly saffron) is cultivated in the area of Kozani for the pistil?s red stigmas, which are used for their aromatic and pharmaceutical properties, 
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