This photo (taken 8th Nov) is of the lovely autumn flowering saffron crocus in my garden. Every year the display multiplies.
I harvest the 3 stamen from every flower, without picking the flowers, dry them and have my year's supply of saffron.
Saffron is a must for Paella, much better than artificial colouring and tastier!
Related pages:The edible flowers listHerb garden plantsA list of perennialsRachel, I grow this flower in my front yard!
I like it that the saffron crocus' foliage stays green through most of the winter here in zone 7 US.
It's really a beautiful flower and saffron is so expensive to buy -- this is the ideal plant for a fancy edible landscape.
Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us!