Plant ID forum: I think this may be my new favorite flower

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chewycwook
Mar 29, 2017 8:29 PM CST
But I don't know what it is. It closed very fast. The first image was 5:32pm today and the second was 5:51pm. Is this something it does every day?
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 29, 2017 8:32 PM CST
Crocus, they will close at night and when the temp is too cool.
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chewycwook
Mar 29, 2017 8:42 PM CST
Excellent. I found bulbs whose bloom match this called crocus "Pickwick". I see they come in different colors. I did not plant this so I take it it is a perennial, I just want to double check before I buy a bunch of them!
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Mar 29, 2017 8:49 PM CST
It is a perennial, most bulbs are depending on where you are located. As you probably already know you plant them in the fall. Where is the plant located? City/State
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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chewycwook
Mar 29, 2017 8:54 PM CST
Chester NY. It was amazing to see them blooming today, we got over 2 feet of snow 2 weeks ago that has finally almost fully melted. I imagine it was growing under the snow as there was snow covering that area up until about 3 days ago.

This may be a dumb question but does a perennial that is grown from a bulb also create seeds? I see the flowers look simmilar annuals.
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crawgarden
Mar 29, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Crocus do produce seeds, but the common way they reproduce is through the bulb producing "bulblets" around the initial bulb.

Here is one of many sources to purchase bulbs and good info : http://www.colorblends.com
Info from the NGA plant database: The Crocus Database
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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chewycwook
Mar 29, 2017 9:33 PM CST
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. It truely means a lot Hurray! I'm all ears! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 29, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Welcome! I tip my hat to you.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

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