Friday, 24 April 2015

Autumn



Autumn crocuses  (Colchicum autumnale) also known as meadow saffron. They are also known as naked ladies as the flowers appear before the leaves.

If one is a forager it is really best to know which crocuses are edible as these are actually not from the crocus family. They are from the colchicaceae and the order of Liliales and are poisonous.

They are rather wonderful to have in the garden and the bees get quite busy loading themselves up with pollen.

5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! You have a great eye and a good camera!

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    1. yea and the camera crops out weeds LOL I can't seem to study and keep up with the weeds.

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  2. i've never seen autumn crocuses before! it is 35 degrees and we have snow flurries today....a birthday present for me from mother nature!

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  3. I'm always so happy to see happy bees!

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  4. Oh look at all that pollen on them... great photos. My zoom won't zoom in that close :-)

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