saffron crocus


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saffron crocus

indicates mirth and laughter. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
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The saffron crocus is a triploid that is "self-incompatible" and male sterile; it undergoes aberrant meiosis and is hence incapable of independent sexual reproduction-all propagation is by vegetative multiplication via manual "divide-and-set" of a starter clone or by interspecific hybridisation.
Saffron derived from the dried stigma of the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae.
Pharmacological studies of glycosides of saffron crocus (Crocus sativus): effects on blood coagulation, platelet aggregation, and thrombosis, Chin.
Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) produces both flowers and leaves in autumn and is an introduced species, which as far as is known does not occur in Yorkshire.
SAFFRON IS A SPICE and a perfume ingredient derived from the dried stigma of the flower of the saffron crocus, Crocus sativus.
It takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 handpicked stigmas of the saffron crocus to make a single pound, which explains why it is the most expensive spice in the world, and why there are so many fakes.
Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) is highly prized for the scarlet-colored stigmas (parts where pollen germinates) in the center of its lavender flowers.
He's the sixth foal out of Saffron Crocus, who won over 12 furlongs.
It takes 2 1/2 acres of land to produce 110 pounds of saffron crocus flowers, and it takes 100,000 flowers to produce 11 pounds of fresh stigma, which dry to 2 1/4 pounds of dried saffron.