Botanical name: Crocus sativus
Crocus sativus is an herbaceous, perennial, bulbous, native to the East.
The flowers of this crocus, color purple, make their appearance between late September and throughout October and have a 2-3 cm long, stigma Trifid cipher, the plant from which is derived the famous saffron.
Saffron is used in the food industry and gastronomy as a spice or dye. One of his most typical uses in Italian cooking is in the milanese risotto, also called "yellow risotto", so well known for the coloring that saffron gives the dish.