Carthamus tinctorius. Safflower from the village of Corrales, New Mexico. Azafrán translates as "saffron." This unrelated red/orange thistle-like flower was used as a saffron substitute in the Spanish Colonies. Keeps well as a dried flower. Plant seeds with the summer rains about 1/4 inch deep. Approximately 2 Tbls. of dried Azafran petals equals a pinch of saffron. Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet. Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet.