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The Joy of Crocus Vernus

Through our virtual programming series, Nature in your Neighborhood, we challenged volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods or backyards to see what plants sparked their interest. Whether plants are native or non native, we can all appreciate a connection to nature and the curiosity that it can spark!

By: Jessie Liang

Native in: Alps (Highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe), Pyrenees ( A mountain range between Spain and France. ), Balkans.

This plant mostly booms during early spring for about three weeks. The petals open when there is lots of sunlight. It is for decoration and it’s edible. It’s suitable for chalk, loam, clay, and sand, the soil pH is acid, alkaline, and neutral. This plant will grow up to 10 to 15 centimeters. They range from yellow, white, to purple striped. If you want to plant these, you have to plant them in the fall to see the result in spring.

Fun facts about Crocus Vernus: Crocus symbolized joy and cheerfulness, especially yellow crocus. It also symbolizes hope because when it’s winter Corcus ends their lives, but when it’s spring, their lives continue.

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