autumn crocus

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autumn crocus:

see meadow saffronmeadow saffron
or autumn crocus,
perennial garden ornamental (Colchicum autumnale) of the family Liliaceae (lily family). Native to Europe and N Africa, it has escaped from gardens to meadows and fields in some parts of the United States.
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1998) demonstraram que as lectinas de Urtica dioica, Calystegia sepium, Convolvulus arvensis e Colchicum autumnale sao capazes de induzir a liberacao de gelatinase B por leucocitos humanos.
Colchicine, a naturally occurring alkaloid derivative of the autumn crocus Colchicum autumnale and the glory lily Gloriasa super&, has been used to treat gout for centuries.
Colchicine is an alkaloid obtained from Colchicum autumnale and related species, a treatment used primarily in the setting of acute gout.