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.
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Monkshood rubs shoulders with hemlock, foxgloves, aquilegia, autumn crocus (colchicum autumnale), laburnum and hellebores.
Hemlock, aquilegia, autumn crocus, laburnum and hellebores are all common plants you might find in your garden and all are toxic.
A These will be autumn crocus or Colchicum and are bought and planted as bulbs in late summer.
FLOWERING CROCUS; DWARF IRIS; COLOURFUL CLEMETIS; CYCLAMEN; WHITE CLEMETIS; AUTUMN CROCUS
Plant the corms of autumn crocus and their varieties and hybrids as soon as they are available.
While Colchicums resemble Crocus flower-wise, they have much larger bulbs and should not really be called Autumn Crocus.
Late show Plant colchicums, also known as naked ladies, and the autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, in small groups in the front of shrub borders for autumn.
Planted in autumn, the spring-flowering varieties form small tight clumps which can be lifted and divided every three to four years, as should autumn crocus planted in late summer.
Don't confuse this with Colchicum, often called autumn crocus or naked ladies.
Hemlock, 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.
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.