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Photo: Crocus Flowers South Tyrol Italy

Crocus flowers grow wild in a field at Passo Montecroce (Kreuzerbergpss) in South Tyrol, Italy in Europe.

A wooden hut sits along the side of the road at Passo Montecroce in South Tyrol, Italy surrounded by fields of wild crocus flowers. Not only do you see beautiful crocus flowers sprouting throughout the fields along this pass, you also get a spectacular view of the snow covered Dolomite mountain range.

Early European settlers were hopeful when they saw the spring time crocus flowers as they brought hope and joy after spending cold winters in isolated shacks. The European settlers named these beautifully colored flowers as they were the first flowers to bloom each spring.

The crocus grows from corms and are hardy perennials that are found amongst woodlands, scrubs and meadows. Crocus flowers come in approximately eighty different species and their colors vary enormously with mauve, lilac, yellow and white being the more prominent ones. ... continue below the picture...


Crocus Flowers South Tyrol Italy

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Crocus Flowers South Tyrol Italy
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... Crocus flowers grow to be about three to five inches in height and are divided into two separate groups known as spring-flowering and fall-flowering.

As the sunlight shines on the open fields, the crocus flowers open fully and then pucker up when the sun disappears for the day. Kruezberpass in South Tyrol, Italy is one of the prettiest drives and crocus flowers add significant color and beauty to the roadside landscape.

Field of Crocus flowers along the side of the road at the Passo Montecroce (Kreuzbergpass), Italy, South Tyrol, Europe, Europe 2006.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Crocus Flowers South Tyrol Italy
Crocus flowers grow wild in a field at Passo Montecroce (Kreuzerbergpss) in South Tyrol, Italy in Europe.
Scientific Name
Iridaceae
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Rolf Hicker
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yj4w5384 - Crocus Flowers South Tyrol Italy

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