Where is saffron crocus most abundant in the wild?

Northern Europe
Middle East
Africa
nowhere
The saffron crocus is a triploid that is in­ca­pable of in­de­pen­dent sexual re­pro­duc­tion — all prop­a­ga­tion is via manual "di­vide-and-set" of a starter clone. It may have emerged via plant breeding in late Bronze-Age Crete.

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Northern Europe
Middle East
Africa
nowhere
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flagItaly
30%
15%
0%
53%
13
flagIndia
14%
27%
14%
39%
88
flagthe United States
19%
30%
16%
32%
106
flagPoland
26%
35%
6%
31%
3456
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
42%
7%
31%
83
flagGermany
18%
37%
12%
31%
54
flagNorway
40%
20%
10%
30%
10
flagthe Netherlands
21%
50%
0%
28%
14
flagUnknown
33%
50%
0%
16%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
30%
10%
10

Gender

men36%
women29%
Northern Europe
23%
27%
Middle East
34%
35%
Africa
6%
6%
nowhere
36%
29%

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