Autumn crocus



any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially C. autumnale, bearing showy, crocuslike white, pink, or purple flowers in autumn.
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a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers Also called meadow saffron Compare saffron

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