meadow saffron

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Related to meadow saffron: autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale
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Synonyms for meadow saffron

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

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Kesar Queen's dam, Meadow Saffron, was a half-sister to Meadow Court, who chased home Sea-Bird in the 1965 Derby before his wins in the Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
They come from Greece and Turkey, but there's also a rare British native that was familiarly known as meadow saffron or naked ladies.
He also has flocks of seed-eating birds such as linnet and yellowhammer, and rare wild plants such as meadow saffron, greater butterfly orchid and herb paris.
October 23) is not, as he suggested, meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale), but sutumnal crocus (Crocus nudiflorus).