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Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale

There is a chill in the air when the sun goes down and the evenings draw in earlier, reminding us it is the end of summer, but this little flower which looks so fragile, was seen in the cemetery this week. It hides amidst the dried grass and Autumn leaves which protect it against the wind.

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is an autumn-blooming flower that resembles the true crocuses.  It is a member of the Colchicaceae plant family, and the name “naked lady” comes from the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back.


Photographs by David Bushell

 Details source: Wikipedia