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Delicate saffron threads, plucked frae flouers an dried

Saffron is a spice derived frae the flouer o Crocus sativus, commonly kent as the "saffron crocus". Saffron crocus grows tae 20–30 cm (8–12 in) an bears up tae fower flouers, each wi three vivid crimson stigmata, which are the distal end o a carpel.[1]

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  • Kafi, M.; Koocheki, A.; Rashed, M. H.; Nassiri, M. (eds.) (2006), Saffron (Crocus sativus) Production and Processing (1st ed.), Science Publishers, ISBN 978-1-57808-427-2CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)