Autumn crocus | Plant & fungi species

July 2, 2012 – 07:07 am

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(Crocus nudiflorus)

Autumn crocus © Bob Gibbons/Natural Image

Autumn crocus © Bob Gibbons/Natural Image

A small flowering plant that turns a vivid purple in autumn.

Autumn crocus is a name also given to meadow saffron even though it isn't actually a crocus. Unlike meadow saffron, Crocus nudiflorus is not a native plant.

Distribution

Autumn crocus has naturalized in the UK and is particularly found in north-west England.

Habitat

Meadows, planted in towns.

Best time to see

When it flowers, September-October.

County flower of Nottinghamshire.

The leafless lilac flowers of autumn crocus used to adorn the flood-meadows of the River Trent, and were sold in bunches at market in Nottingham.

Source: www.plantlife.org.uk


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