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Evangelia Skourti

Crocus nivalis Bory & Chaub.

C. nivalis is a Balkan species, growing mainly in grasslands and scrubs (from 400 to 2800 m) in Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania. This rather short geophyte is easily recognized by its purple flowers with the yellow throat, as well as the rather wide synanthus leaves, with the typical, for the genus, median pale stripe.