Saturday, April 13, 2013

Crocus


This was painted for A Day Not Wasted Painting Challenge. I did not know that the expensive saffron comes from the stamen of this lovely flower until I looked it up on-line.  My day was not wasted, I learned something new.
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1 comment:

Gloria in CA said...

Yes Crocus does give saffron and it takes many many crocus to have just a small bit of it. There a only a few stigmas per croscus and are individually picked. One crocus produces about 4 flowers. They are hand picked and so expensive. I buy fake saffron. tee hee. Love your work. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.