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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If you have children with a big appetite for anything they can get their hands on, then ban lupins, iris, daphne, autumn crocus, foxglove, columbine, lily of the valley, laburnum, yew and daffodils.
QI own a Clarice Cliff Windsor milk jug in what I believe is the Autumn Crocus pattern.
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.
Perhaps the most obvious of all the autumn flowering bulbous plants is the autumn crocus, colchicum.
A These will be autumn crocus or Colchicum and are bought and planted as bulbs in late summer.
While Colchicums resemble Crocus flower-wise, they have much larger bulbs and should not really be called Autumn Crocus.
Don't confuse this with Colchicum, often called autumn crocus or naked ladies.
Q My grandfather always had autumn crocus in his garden but I'm not sure when and where to get these.
Try pink trumpeted nerines, autumn crocus, cyclamen, white narcissi and, of course, snowdrops.
Colchicum, sternbergia and autumn crocus should be planted in the ground as soon as they are available to buy in the garden centre.
Expert tip Autumn crocus should be planted 4in to 5in deep any time from July to September.
Autumn crocus, meadow saffron and naked ladies are all common names for the same species, our native Colchicum autumnale which is not a crocus at all but belongs in the lily family.