autumn crocus


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autumn crocus

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is the primary source of colchicine, an alkaloid used for treating gout in mainstream medicine.

autumn crocus

(o′tŭm) [L. autumnus, season of abundance, autumn]
A perennial lily (Colchicum autumnale), that produces colchicine.

autumn crocus

A plant, Colchicum autumnale , from which the valuable gout remedy colchicine is derived.

autumn crocus

see colchicum autumnale. Called also meadow saffron.
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They're often called autumn crocus, but this is a misleading name.
Don't forget to keep an eye open for the late summer and autumn bulbs later in the summer, such as autumn crocus, nerine, schizostylis and sternbergia.
Expert tip Autumn crocus should be planted 4in to 5in deep any time from July to September.
A These will be autumn crocus or Colchicum and are bought and planted as bulbs in late summer.
For a show this year, try Autumn crocus (Colchicum spp.
Here is a small selection of other common garden plants that can be poisonous/cause skin, eye irritation: | Monkshood; Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) | Cuckoo-pint, lords-and-ladies (Arum) | Ornamental pepper cultivars | Chrysanthemum; Autumn crocus (Colchicum) | Lily-of-the-valley | Leylandii cypress | Christmas rose (Helleborus) | Hyacinth | Iris | Calico Bush (Kalmia) | Laburnum | Privet | Lobelia (except bedding lobelia) | Tobacco plant | Laurel | Spanish broom | Yew ASK JOHN Q: My lawn has this year become infested with clover.
2 Looking forward, you need to plant autumnflowering bulbs now, so if you want nerine, autumn crocus, and amaryllis, now's the time to get them into the soil.
Plant colchicums and autumn crocus in small groups in the front of shrub borders.
Hemlock, foxgloves, aquilegia, autumn crocus (colchicum autumnale), laburnum and hellebores are all common plants you might find in your garden or in a hedgerow, and all have different levels of toxicity.
Perhaps the most obvious of all the autumn flowering bulbous plants is the autumn crocus, colchicum.
Q My grandfather always had autumn crocus in his garden but I'm not sure when and where to get these.
Complement it with seasonal plants such as nerine bowdenii, the autumn crocus (colchicum autumnalis), winter-flowering heathers and cyclamen.