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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They are commonly referred to as naked ladies, as the leaves appear in the spring and then die back before the summer, so the flowers bloom alone - or are 'naked'.
Late show: Naked ladies, left, are a crocus-type bulb that flower late.
(It's a butch thang) We are the two butches who sat in a casino next to a runway for three hours because we saw a sign outside advertising Bare Naked Ladies. Like who knew it was a band?
For something a bit different check out Sternbergia lutea, which has golden goblet-shaped flowers and thrives in limy soil and sun and colchicum or naked ladies. Most varieties have purplish blooms, but the white variety Album, looks great poking through a carpet of silver-leaved Lamb's Ears or Stachys.
It is just over a decade since a calendar comprising naked ladies from a Women's Institute captured the world's attention, and seven years since their story was turned into a hugely successful film.
The calendar features snaps of naked ladies covering themselves in different culinary delicacies.
I.e., Klimt wasn't just some boho bougie with a fondness for bathrobes and freeballing, he was also a total lech, and sketched like nine thousand pages of naked ladies (who he also did it with) before he painted his art deco gold flake crap.
Some people regarded my virginity as a challenge: one show in Korea laid on two naked ladies in my hotel room.
Not people drinking beer and reviewing it in the nude, but a review of beer with naked ladies on it after you start drinking.
In addition to graphic novels, Barry has created a coloring book entitled Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!
It still doesn't exactly suggest naked ladies dancing on the lawn, but it's definitely an improvement.
Though I've heard this vivacious track (and its chorus of "Marching naked ladies!") countless times, it always gives pause.