Friday, November 25, 2016

Two Autumn Crocus

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I. Meadow Saffron Autumn crocus, Meadow saffron 

Colchicum autumnale 

colchicaceae family




COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE 

Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz

Otto Wilhelm Thome 1885, gera, germany


Meadow saffron and saffron crocus are both autumn flowering crocus, but of differing families. We get the saffron used in cooking from saffron crocus (crocus sativus) 



II. Saffron crocus




Saffron crocus

Crocus sativus 

Iridaceae family

Kohler's Medizinal Pflanz

 Franz Eugen Kohler, 1897


















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