Just in case you wondered where saffron comes from. It is the pistil of the saffron crocus, pictured below. I just got the above corms in the mail, though I am afraid that they are a little late, but I think that early October might qualify as late September. This is a classic purchase for me. Much of my learning about cooking has come from growing things that I thought were cool. And then I grow things I want to eat. It is a virtuous, tasty circle.