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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

* It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super Cow - Crocus to the Rescue

Crocus, cow #8 is up next.

Crocus - Cow #8Dairy cow drawing

Crocuses - Fact and Fiction

Prarie Crocus - also known as prairie anemone, pasque flower Bloom time: April - May

There are about eighty species of crocus (of which approximately 30 are cultivated). (Wikipedia)

They are mentioned in the Illiad.(Wikipedia)

The first crocus seen in the Netherlands, where Crocus species are not native, were from corms brought back from Constantinople by the Holy Roman Emperor's ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, in the 1560s. (Wikipedia)

Weyburn - The town has been immortalized by Weyburn native W.O. Mitchell, as "Crocus, Saskatchewan" in his novel, Who Has Seen the Wind? (TransCanadaHighway) - You have to read the rest of the entry on Weyburn - who knew it had these great stories/history?


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