Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name(s):Colchicum autumnale
Popular Name(s): Autumn Crocus, Colchicum, Meadow Saffron, Naked
Parts Used: Root and seeds
Habitat: Autumn crocus is found in meadows.
Description: Autumn crocus is a perennial, dark green herb which
grows to a height of 1 foot. The plant possesses lanceolate leaves and
its flowers are light purple or white in colour. The flowers bloom in
September and October.
Uses: The root and seeds of Autumn crocus have anti-rheumatic,
cathartic and emetic properties. The herb is used to cure gout and