The rather exquisite Sternbergia, mainly represented in cultivation by the winter daffodil, S. lutea. From open woods, rocky sites, from the Mediterranean through to central Asia. Flowers crocus-like, yellow, white, autumn through winter. Interestingly, despite the crocus-like flowers, Sternbergia are bulbs, in the family Amaryllidaceae and more closely related to Narcissus (daffodils) and Galanthus (snowdrops). Crocus are corms, in the family Iridaceae.