Colchicums, the Autumn Crocus or Naked Ladies

August 13, 2012 – 12:28 pm

Colchicums, Autumn Crocus, Naked Ladies, Flowers Colchicum (including Androcymbium, Bulbocodium and Merendera) is a genus of flowering plants containing around 160 species of perennial plants which grow from bulb-like corms. It is a member of family Colchicaceae, and is native to West Asia, Europe, parts of the Mediterranean coast, down the East African coast to South Africa and the Western Cape. In this genus the ovary of the flower is underground. As a consequence, the styles are extremely long in proportion, often more than 10cm.

Colchicums, Autumn Crocus, Naked Ladies, FlowersColchicum autumnale, commonly called "autumn crocus" or "naked ladies", is the best known species from the temperate regions. It produces purple, pink or white flowers resembling those of the crocus which appear from September to October in its native latitudes. It forms a rosette of dark green leaves, but only after flowering. Several other species, such as C. speciosum, C. album, C. corsicum and C. agrippinum, are grown for their flowers.

Colchicum melanthioides is probably the best known species from the tropical regions. In contrast to most temperate colchicums the flower and leaves are produced at the same time, the white flowers are usually a small corymb which is enclosed by white bracts. Close relatives (such as Colchicum scabromarginatum and Colchicum coloratum) have flowers with very short stalks and might be pollinated by rodents.

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