Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale

Photo of Autumn Crocus
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The bulbs contain a toxin causing sickness if eaten. The best advice with many of these cultivated plants is, "either plant it (seed or bulb) or destroy it."

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