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
answers
flagItaly
37%
18%
0%
43%
16
flagIndia
15%
27%
14%
38%
90
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
39%
7%
34%
100
flagGermany
16%
36%
13%
34%
61
flagPoland
26%
34%
6%
31%
4477
flagthe United States
19%
31%
15%
31%
110
flagNorway
40%
20%
10%
30%
10
flagthe Netherlands
26%
46%
0%
26%
15
flagUnknown
33%
40%
8%
17%
187
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
16%
25%
16%
12

Gender

men32%
women28%
Northern Europe
25%
28%
Middle East
34%
36%
Africa
7%
6%
nowhere
32%
28%

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