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Does Anyone Know The Name Of A Plant

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kirkcudbright | 20:37 Sat 27th Sep 2014 | Animals & Nature
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Does anyone know the name of an annual plant which looks like a mauve crocus without leaves?

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The autumn crocus looks like that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchicum_autumnale
20:48 Sat 27th Sep 2014
Sounds like an Allium?
Don't all annual plants need leaves for photosynthesis? Could it be a fungus?
The autumn crocus looks like that
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchicum_autumnale
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Thanks Prudie I think that's the one, a friend in the States found it in the garden of her new house.
Your name takes me back Kirkcudbright. I lived near there for a short while as a child and went to a local school where nearly all the other children were called McConchie. Beautiful scenery. Loved it.
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If it is autumn crocus please inform your friend that they are toxic to humans and animals if consumed.
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Thanks for all your suggestions!
My gran called them naked ladies
Arent most crocus poisonous

why does c autumnale get it ? Is it because they are attractive/eaten by animals and the others arent ?

They all contain colchicine I think and I wouldnt go near them
Not every one knows that crocus are toxic, when you consider that certain crocus are cultivated for the sapphire.
I think you mean Saffron askyourgran ;)
No, dear, I don't know the name of a plant which looks like a mauve crocus without leaves.

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