Colchicum autumnale

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Related to Colchicum autumnale: colchicine, Conium maculatum
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Synonyms for Colchicum autumnale

bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers

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The absence of colchicine in these products is not surprising since Ginkgo biloba, the source material for ginkgo preparations, is taxonomically unrelated to the colchicine producing Colchicum autumnale and related Liliaceous species.
Bulbs should be planted four to six inches deep, and if you have a shady position then Colchicum autumnale and its cultivars are most suitable.
Expert tip: If you want to create a drift of colour without buying too many plants, Colchicum Autumnale is ideal as it increases quickly.
The delightful, if rather transitory, Colchicum autumnale, autumn crocus, has a list of medicinal uses for its corms and seeds that will rival any modern antibiotic but, be warned - even when you plant the corms in midsummer they may cause an allergic reaction with some people's skin - wear gloves when handling the corms