autumn crocus


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autumn crocus

n.
A corm-producing Eurasian and North African plant (Colchicum autumnale) having showy colorful flowers that appear in the fall. It is a source of colchicine. Also called meadow saffron.

autumn crocus

n
(Plants) a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers. Also called: meadow saffron Compare saffron

au′tumn cro′cus


n.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family. Also called meadow saffron.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.autumn crocus - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowersautumn crocus - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe
Colchicum, genus Colchicum - chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
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So-called because the stem and flower emerge in autumn bare of leaves, Colchicum are also known as autumn crocus because they look similar.
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Autumnflowering bulbs, such as nerine, Sternbergia (winter daffodil) and autumn crocus can go straight in the ground this weekend.
Once its spires have disintegrated, stems of crocosmia would add rich colour, and could be followed by autumn crocus or a smattering of Amaryllis belladonna.
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