Lovely Saffron Crocus growing in my neighbor's yard.
I noticed these during my short walk today, so dainty and looking so out of place at this time of year!
See the three red styles? Those are collected and dried for the Saffron spice. I guess the gathering of those tiny styles is what makes Saffron the most expensive spice (by weight) in the world.
This crocus only blooms in the fall, making for a bright spot amid the grass and falling leaves.
Just another totally useless factoid - can hardly remember my address, but have a vast library of this kind of crap tucked away in my head:)
If anyone needs Hosta seeds, please let me know!
The Hostas are large leafed, flower in early Summer with purple flowers, and grow fairly quickly from seed.