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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Colchicum autumnale and Colchicum Waterlily are the varieties most often found in garden centers.
Acute poisoning with autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale L.).
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.
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.
Colchicine: an alkaloid derived from plants of the genus Colchicum, especially from the corns of the autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale. It prevents the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the body, making it useful to treat gout.