Plant ID forum: Found this flower randomly on our lawn, what is it?

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Oakville, Ontario Canada
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UrbanForester
Apr 12, 2018 10:18 PM CST
I live in Southern Ontario Canada. Just happened to find these two purple flowers today growing on my lawn. I'm guessing they may have been planted by a squirrel. Can anyone help identify them?
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Oakville, Ontario Canada
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UrbanForester
Apr 12, 2018 10:29 PM CST
Might this be a Purple Crocus ?
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DaisyI
Apr 12, 2018 10:32 PM CST
Welcome!

It is a crocus and it is purple. I think it makes a great lawn addition - you should plant more. Smiling
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UrbanForester
Apr 12, 2018 10:36 PM CST
Thanks! I think I will carefully move them to my flower garden, I would like more!
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Bonehead
Apr 12, 2018 11:11 PM CST
My mom routinely planted these in our lawn. I think when Dad started mowing, they were done blooming. I always found them jolly.
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kniphofia
Apr 12, 2018 11:27 PM CST
How's this for a crocus lawn? At Wallington Hall in Northumberland. The C tommasinianus are great for naturalising. These are "Ruby Giant".
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fwmosher
Apr 13, 2018 11:10 AM CST
That crocus is the one which the extremely expensive spice "Saffron" is derived from! Cheers!
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RuuddeBlock
Apr 13, 2018 2:08 PM CST
No saffron coming from that one, the saffran crocus is Crocus sativus. Crocus grows and breeds perfectly in a lawn, they are better hidden from mice that way. In my garden:



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