Native orange crocus flowers, Kaçkar Mountains, Republic of Turkey.
Native orange crocus flowers bloom in an alpine pasture in the Kaçkar Mountains, Republic of Turkey. Yellow lichen covers nearby rock scree. Glacier-clad Mt. Kaçkar rises to 12,900 feet at right. The name Kaçkar may be from the Armenian word Խաչքար (pronounced Khachkar) meaning "cross stone". Kaçkar Dağı translates to Kaçkar mountain, and the name of the range Kaçkar Dağları translates to Kaçkar mountains.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download