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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The best of these is a double form reaching six inches in height and called Colchicum autumnale Alboplenum.
Perhaps the most popular species is Colchicum autumnale that produces beautiful lavender-pink flowers in autumn.
For summer, there are purple and yellow Iris foetidissima and arum lilies, while autumn displays are provided by free-flowering little Cyclamen hederifolium and naked ladies, Colchicum autumnale, sometimes wrongly called autumn crocuses.