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Autumn crocus Latin name

March 21, 2014 – 01:40 am
Autumn crocus Latin name

Some plants we put in the landscape just because they re beautiful, others because they re edible, or functional, or have an interesting story. Some, like Crocus sativus, the Saffron Crocus, are all of the above. Crocus sativus, as you can tell by the botanical name, is part of the familiar Crocus family. The species epithet, sativus , comes from the Latin word meaning cultivated,a good descriptor, as we have evidence of saffron being cultivated …

Autumn crocus Varieties

March 18, 2014 – 12:37 am
Autumn crocus Varieties

Colchicum make excellent cut flowers, they can last more than a week in water, and picking them will actually make your display next year even better. The true Autumn Crocus - those true crocus species which bloom in the autumn which are organized by plant taxonomists firmly within the genus Crocus, and their look-alike cousins, those plants in the genus Colchicum - and also sometimes listed as autumn crocus can be confusing to many new ( and experienced) …

Autumnale crocus Colchicum

March 15, 2014 – 11:47 pm
Autumnale crocus Colchicum

It is always a relief to see these Colchicum autumnale (often confusingly referred to as autumn crocuses when they are not crocuses at all – to add further confusion, there are several real crocuses that flower in the autumn). The unsightly brown, dried-up leaves disintegrated some weeks ago, and these lovely flowers keep on popping up now, to the delight of the bees and hoverflies. There’s a difference between a bulb and a corm which really doesn’t …

Autumn Crocus Billy Sheet

March 3, 2014 – 08:11 pm
Autumn Crocus Billy Sheet

By BRUCE CHATWIN And over Li Chiang, the snow range is turquoise Rock s world that he saved us for memory a thin trace in high air -- EZRA POUND, CANTO CX It is a cold, sunny Sunday in Yun-nan. On the plain below Jade Dragon Mountain, the villagers of Beisha are letting off firecrackers to celebrate the building of a house, and the village doctor is holding a feast in his upper room, in honor of his firstborn grandson. The sun filters through the …

Autumnale crocus and colchicine

March 1, 2014 – 07:34 pm
Autumnale crocus and colchicine

MediNewDigest: The name Colchicine evokes personnal memories: My father was severely hurt by a heavy dose of this drug in France in the 1950s..Almost died… Here is today’s story: The FDA has approved Colcrys, Mutual Pharmaceuticals. many other manufacturers have not (yet?) received approval. Here is a link to the . As you will see the approval seems unenthusiatic. Quoting the FDA: “…. This analysis revealed cases of fatal colchicine toxicity in certain …

Autumn crocus region

August 13, 2012 – 12:28 pm
Autumn crocus region

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 …

Autumnale Crocus distribution

January 28, 2013 – 11:04 am
Autumnale Crocus distribution

This exquisite clump of Colchicum autumnale – commonly known as Meadow Saffron, Naked Ladies, or in a misnomer liable to bring botanical purists out in a rash, Autumn Crocus – is growing through a mat of Aster divaricatus , which both supports the leafless flowers and offers a degree of protection from soil splash during heavy rain. Many people don t realise that this species is a UK native (see for a distribution map), though its range and numbers …

Autumn crocus saffron

July 2, 2012 – 12:08 pm
Autumn crocus saffron

Colchicum autumnale, Meadow Saffron or Autumn Crocus, Colchicaceae Meadow saffron, sometimes known as autumn crocus, also has the rather salacious name of naked ladies which supposedly stems from its lack of leaves when the flowers appear in autumn; the leaves sprout in spring and wither away in summer. The lilac flowers are very attractive to bees. This is a rare British native wild plant and most specimens that turn up – like those above, beside …

Autumn crocus flowers Pictures

December 14, 2012 – 12:25 pm
Autumn crocus flowers Pictures

Just for the record, and in light of finding myself in print with some incorrect information which I didn’t actually write, I offer the following clarification. The true autumn flowering crocus is in fact a crocus. There are many different species in the genus of crocus, some flowering in spring and some in autumn. Generally, crocus flower around the same time their foliage appears. We don’t have a species name on this pretty autumn crocus in our …

Autumn Crocus location

November 3, 2013 – 08:50 am
Autumn Crocus location

A couple of years ago, I purchased several corms of Colchicum Waterlily and planted them in four different locations. Often called Autumn Crocus or Meadow Saffron, they rise on naked stems from the soil during the last half of September here in zone 5b. Growing no taller than 6-8 inches, their giant blooms measure as large as six inches across and my Waterlily blooms have a lavender-pink color that glows in the landscape. variety (1928) are multi-petaled …

Wild Autumn crocus

August 2, 2013 – 10:57 am
Wild Autumn crocus

Walking through Lincoln’s Inn Fields this week on my way to Covent Garden, I was pleased to see this fine annual display of Autumn Crocus in the autumn sunshine and then, taking a different route home to Spitalfields, I came upon some more in St Paul’s Churchyard (below). In 1996, I walked the whole length of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and, in the eastern Pyrenees at this time of year, I came upon Autumn Crocus growing wild …