Sub-category: Iris family
A cormous perennial, it is one of the smaller of the cultivated species. It has slender flowers about 2 to 4 cm long, with white perianth tubes, petals (6) pale silvery lilac to reddish purple, while the outer petals may be overlaid with silver and darker tips. A variant, C. tommasinianus f. albus, is white. It is a cultivated plant so flower colors can vary considerably. Height is approximately 7.6 cm.
Most commonly found in lawns and flower gardens. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in the early spring, often while there is still snow on the ground.