Colchicum sp., Autumn Crocus

Colchicum sp.

Autumn Crocus
Family: Colchicaceae    (Formerly:Colchicaceae / Liliaceae)
USDA Zone: 4-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPoisonous or toxicSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The common names "Autumn Crocus", "Meadow Saffron" and "Naked Lady" may be applied to the whole genus or to many of its species; they refer to the "naked" crocus-like flowers which appear in late summer or autumn, long before the strap-like foliage which appears in spring.

All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested and will cause skin irritation on contact.

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