Friday fun: It’s Plant Records

January 15, 2010
Author: Chris

(For a bit of fun, every Friday our Plant Records Manager, Chris Bisson, the guy who maintains all the recorded information on our plant collections, will do a regular blog slot where he recommends his favourite “plant records” – that is, songs that are in some way linked to a plant. (Do you see what we did there?) )

‘Jerkin’ Crocus’ Mott the Hoople (1972)

The appearance of the Crocus is a sure sign that spring is on its way. Belonging to the Iridaceae Family, Crocuses grow from corms, which are similar to bulbs and produce an array of charming blooms around this time of year. The stigmas of Crocus sativus can be dried to produce the spice Saffron which adds a warming earthy, bitter taste to food, for example the tasty Saffron Cake…YUM!

Released in 1972 Jerkin’ Crocus is a cracking track, that is nice and upbeat in the true Mott the Hoople style.

Chris Bisson – Plant Records Manager  – Eden Project

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  1. Sam says:

    Listening to that made me feel really young…and it took me back to Sunday evenings listening to the top forty on my radio! It reminded me of a later Rod Stewart or Status Quo track?

    As for Crocus’, I bring our children regularly to Eden, they run and skip as soon as they get on the pathway with pure joy…..so we’ll look forward to seeing them when we next visit. In the meantime I think l’ll try and find a Saffron cake recipe.

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