|Latin Name: Colchicum autumnale|
Meadow Saffron is a low growing perennial, which flowers in the autumn (August - September). The flowers appear before the leaves. The leaves, which are 75mm - 100 mm tall, grow in clusters and are slender and deep shiny green. The flowers are pinkish or lilac-purple and some white. They are goblet shaped and look like the flowers of a crocus. Each plant produces between 1 and 6 flowers. The fruit are egg shaped green capsules which nestle in the middle of the clumps of leaves. Found in damp meadows and woodlands.
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