Latin name: Crocus sativus

Flowering time: January - March

Uses: Moderate nectar and pollen

Source:  NBKT/Mace/Aston/Howes

Species Crocus (not bred by horticulturists) are best for naturalizing and come into flower as much as four weeks before the larger Dutch crocuses (which are bred from the alpine species C. vernus).  Some say yellow are best but I’ve also read that purple attract more bees!