Crocus sativus, Saffron

Crocus sativus

Family: Iridaceae
Origin: Southwest Asia
USDA Zone: 6-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunBlue, lavender, purple flowersSpice or herb plantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Fragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flower has three stigmas, which are the distal ends of the plant's carpels. Together with its style, the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of the plant, these components are often dried and used in cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent. Saffron also has medicinal applications.

Crocus sativus, Saffron
Crocus sativus, Saffron. Spanish saffron
Spanish saffron

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