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colchicum

(kŏl′chĭ-kəm, kŏl′kĭ-)
n.
1. Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn crocus.
2. The dried ripe seeds or corms of the autumn crocus, both of which yield colchicine.

autumn crocus

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is the primary source of colchicine, an alkaloid used for treating gout in mainstream medicine.
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Colchicums are the exception perfect for gardeners who need a faster payoff.
Colchicum umbrosum Steven (corm, ISTE: 85333) plant was collected from Bolu-Abant in Turkey on 25.06.2008.
Our native Colchicum autumnale grows wild in damp meadows, and in the garden they prefer moisture-retentive soil.
Janice took Colchicum 30C from her home kit upon our instructions.
The absence of colchicine in these products is not surprising since Ginkgo biloba, the source material for ginkgo preparations, is taxonomically unrelated to the colchicine producing Colchicum autumnale and related Liliaceous species.
Colchicums thrive in deep, fertile and well-drained soil but not too dry, in a warm, sunny site.
Well into the Middle Ages there were frequent references to the use of colchicum to treat both acute and chronic gout.
The queen of the autumn crocuses is Colchicum speciosum Album.
The silver, furry lambs' lugs of Stachys byzantina are tough enough to survive being overcome by colchicum leaves and make a perfect foil both in texture and colour to the raging puce of some colchicum flowers.
For a show this year, try Autumn crocus (Colchicum spp.) and Saffron crocus (Crocus spp.) Within these two genus there are many different species and cultivars, boasting flowers ranging in colour from white through pink to purple.
COLCHICUM SPECIOSUM: 'Album' Gardeners are unanimous in their opinion - everybody agrees that the perfection of its pure white chalices is without parallel.