Autumn crocus

Colchicum autumnale l.

  • Autumn crocus
  • Autumn crocus
  • Autumn crocus
  • Autumn crocus
  • Autumn crocus
  • Autumn crocus
  • Flower name
    Autumn crocus
  • Scientific name
    Colchicum autumnale l.
  • Aliasコルチカム, オータムリリー, Autumn crocus, Colchicum
  • Place of originEurope-North Africa
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonSeptember, October, November

What is Autumn crocus

Autumn crocus, scientific name:Colchicum autumnale , is of the department Colchicaceaecrocus ,of Colchicum genus bulb plants native to Europe-North Africa. Single pink flowers, buds out of the bulb. Flowers and grass appearance saffron (Saffron) and crocus similar, but no leaves during flowering crocus after the flower onto a leaf. Improved gardening products available, there are double-petaled, white flower. Is often used in breeding of seeds, bulbs and seeds contain colchicine is a toxic substance.

Generic name:Autumn crocus,
scientific name:Colchicum autumnale,
also known as: Colchicum, autumn crocus, autumn Riley,
origin: Europe-North Africa, height: 15-20 cm, Leaf length: 20-next year over 30 cm of leaves, leaf arrangement: alternate, leaves out: flowers, inflorescence: single paragraph inflorescence, flower color: Pink (species and horticultural varieties), white (Prunus), flowering: spring bloom and fall-flowering (9-11), winter bloom, stem length: 15 cm, stamens: 6 books, flower diameter: 4-15 cm (cultivars) The bulb-shaped, egg-shaped, bulb diameter: 3-5 cm, remarks: crocus all grass contains the toxic colchicine (colchicine) and eat dangerous


  • Order
    Liliales
  • Family
    Colchicaceae
  • Genus
    Colchicum
  • Species
    C. autumnale
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeBulbous plants
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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