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An Autumn Flowering Crocus


By Siris

An Autumn Flowering Crocus (Crocus speciosus (large purple crocus))

Caution the stigmas are poisonous, not to be confused with the Saffron Crocus, unless you are a Fly.

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Great capture....

1 Oct, 2017


Thanks for the warning!

1 Oct, 2017


Thank you for the information wonderful photo.

2 Oct, 2017


It is my understanding that it is Colchicums (often called Autumn crocus) that are poisonous they belong to the Lilaceae family and are not related to the autumn crocus you show in your picture they would be toxic if you ate a lot.
The paragraph below I copied on line
principally as a local anesthetic, it contains unstable alkaloid poisons. If enough flowers, seeds, corms, or leaves are eaten, death may result. All animals are susceptible to colchicine, the primary toxin.f the corms but otherwise not a problem

5 Oct, 2017


Thank you Brian. Maybe I should have titled it A Crocus that flowers in Autumn. Even the Saffron Crocus (crocus sativus)is toxic, if 20 g were eaten. You'd probably die of heart failure at the COST of buying that amount, Lol.

10 Oct, 2017

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