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Humans, crocuses and daffodils alike with sun and warmth can keep their heads up!
Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses have broken through, along with the blossoms of magnolia trees and crabapple trees, once again creating a palate of color.
These are the daffodils, tulips, crocus and hyacinths sold ready to bloom in garden centers, grocery stores and other retailers.
Spring in France is protest season, and manifs (demos) sprout in the warmer weather like crocuses.
Biotech incubators are blooming like crocuses in Cambridge.
So far, the crocuses are out there, a month late, and daffodils are finally exploding.
Here, the tulip hunter is rewarded with artistic compositions of tulips with their seasonal brethren, hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses and other springtime varieties.
Built by John, Second Duke of Montagu, in the 1770s, its colorful parade of snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, and bluebells stretch from the house to as far as the moat.
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A low-growing plant with a corm, the crocus belongs to the iris family. There are about 75 species of crocus. They are native to the Alps, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean and are widely grown for their cuplike blooms in early spring or fall. The spring-flowering sorts have a floral tube so long that the ovary is below ground, sheltered from climatic changes. Saffron comes from a species of crocus that is native to western Asia. The alpine crocus is the chief ancestor of the common garden crocus.
CROCUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crocus for English Language Learners
: a small purple, yellow, or white flower that blooms in the early spring
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