Autumn crocus – sun in late autumn
The autumn crocus is also known as the common frostbite, hibernator, frostbite, wormwood, puddocher (Colchicum autumnale). It is a perennial bulb of the Colchicaceae family.
It turns out that the autumn crocus, although very similar to the spring one, has nothing to do with it, even from different families. The spring is from the Iris family.
The main difference is that the spring crocus is three and the autumn crocus is six stamens (especially for you I counted them – that’s right). And the essential difference is that the autumn crocus is poisonous. The leaves of the autumn yellow crocus are wider and larger and have the smell of garlic.
The picture was taken in the village of Yagodovo in Bulgaria. It is from my personal archive.
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I knew you had a spring crocus with three, and an autumn with six stamens?