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mascula ssp. triternata A species native to the Crimea. It grows to about 60 cm and the flowers are about 9 cm in diameter. In some respect the leaves are the most conspicuous feature of the plant, being almost orbicular with undulating margins and hairless and glaucous undersides.The carpels number two to four and are hairy. Like many species there are many variants of this plant and readers who are interested should consult an up to date species reference book. Source: Baeuerlein’s Gruene Stube