meadow saffron


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Related to meadow saffron: autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale

meadow saffron

meadow saffron

n
(Plants) another name for autumn crocus

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.meadow saffron - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowersmeadow saffron - 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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That doesn't need to be the end of the story because there are autumn crocuses to follow - Colchicumautumnale, its common name Meadow Saffron causing it to be confused with the saffron-producing crocus variety C.
It was probably common at one time in field and pasture, which gave it its common name of meadow saffron.
Reichenberg during my 14th week and she prescribed meadow saffron (Colchicum).
Other threatened species include the bee orchid, spider orchid, snake's head fritillary and meadow saffron.