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Colchicum autumnale

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Fall Crocuses, Mysteria, Wonder Bulb
Categories:
Perennial Bulbs, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Use in beds, meadows, and woodland gardens; tolerates summer drought

Description:
Perennial herb with basal, slender leaves; flowers long, tubular, 6-parted, purple-pink to white, flowering in autumn
Season:
Late summer (August)
Light:
Full sunlight to PM or AM only sunlight
Height:
6-8 in.
Space:
1-2 in. apart, 10 per sq. ft.
Flowering Period:
Late Summer Fall
Flower Color:
White, Lilac Rose
Depth:
5 in. to base of the corm
Usage:
Beds, sunny borders of trees and shrubs, and meadows.
Organ:
Corm
Hardiness:
Hardy II- Injured at temperatures below 14 degrees F (-10 degrees C) when planted
Origin:
Asia Minor and Europe
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, respiratory failure
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloid colchicine
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden, lawn as herbaceous perennial

NCCES plant id: 806

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