Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale

Colchicum autumnales


Crocus, Autumn

Crocus, Fall

Fall Crocus

Meadow Saffron

Meadow Saffrons

Saffron, Meadow

Saffrons, Meadow

autumnales, Colchicum

A genus of poisonous, liliaceous plants. The roots (corms) of Colchicum autumnale, the fall crocus or meadow saffron, yield COLCHICINE, which is used as a biochemical tool and to treat gout. Other members of this genus yield saffron dye, flavoring agents, and aromatics.

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