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The 17.8 m monolith of Jain Tirthankara Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali, which was carved between 978–993 AD and is in Shravanabelagola, India.

It is also important for the rain to fall at the right time of year: there should be a lot of rain in the spring and little in the summer.

Rainfall just before flowering also makes the plant give more saffron.

Rainy or cold weather during flowering can cause disease, so the plant gives less saffron.

Other things that can make the plant give less saffron are: the weather being damp or hot for a long time; Saffron plants grow best in strong and direct sunlight.

Humans began choosing wild plants that had long "stigmas". Experts believe that the first document to mention saffron is a 7th century BC Assyrian book about botany which was written in the time of Ashurbanipal.

There is evidence for the use of saffron in the treatment of about 90 illnesses during the past 4,000 years.

After a period in summer known as "aestivation", some narrow green leaves come up from the ground. However, saffron can live through temperatures as cold as −10 °C (14.0 °F), and short periods of snow.

Saffron needs no extra water if it grows in a wet place like Kashmir, where there is usually 1000–1500 mm of rain each year.

Saffron also contains a dye, crocin, that gives food a rich golden colour.

Saffron is a part of many foods from around the world, and is also used in medicine.

Alexander's troops copied their leader's actions and brought the habit of saffron-bathing back to Greece.