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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But for a show this year try autumn crocus and Saffron crocus.
say again autumn crocus and May tree, drought frost thaw.
On the far side of the clearing Stefanie picks an autumn crocus and arranges it in a bouquet of wild flowers.
Iris rhizomes and autumn crocus (Colchicum) corms are in nurseries now.
Late show Plant colchicums, also known as naked ladies, and the autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, in small groups in the front of shrub borders for autumn.
COLCHICUM, sternbergia and autumn crocus should be planted as soon as they are available to buy in the garden centre.
The drug, derived from the autumn crocus, is designed to "detonate" and become active only after reaching a target tumour.
The drug, based on colchicine, an extract from the autumn crocus, is at an early stage of development, and has so far been tested only on mice.
Plan ahead for next year and for this year try autumn crocus and saffron crocus.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Colchicum When all else in the garden is looking a bit dishevelled, the autumn crocus pops up to give us a much needed splash of colour.
They're often called autumn crocus, but this is a misleading name.