Least purple crocus, Crocus minimus
Least purple crocus, Crocus minimus. . Illustration drawn by William Jackson Hooker, engraved by Swan. Handcolored copperplate engraving from William Curtis's The Botanical Magazine, Samuel Curtis, 1830.
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Iris Reticulata and Crocus Chrysanthus
Two spring flowers growing alongside each other. The Iris Reticulata (left), an early flowering hardy perennial of the Iridaceae family, with purple flowers, and the Crocus Chrysanthus (Golden Crocus) (right), also of the Iridaceae family, with bright orange flowers.
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Dorothy Gladys (Dodie) Smith (1896 - 1990), English novelist and playwright pictured in the toy department of Heal's furniture store on Tottenham Court Road in London where she worked while she wrote her first play, 'Autumn Crocus' which premiered in 1931 starring Fay Compton and Francis Lederer. Smith wrote it under the pseudonym of 'C. L. Anthony' but when journalists found out her true identity it led to a flurry of 'Shop Girl Writes Play' headlines. Dodie Smith also wrote 'I Capture the Castle' and is best-known for her 'One Hundred and One Dalmations' book.
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