SO3829 : Ewyas Harold Common

taken 1 month ago, near to Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, Great Britain

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Ewyas Harold Common
Ewyas Harold Common
A grassy ride through bracken on Ewyas Harold Common.

The pink flowers on the left are of Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale). The plant is sometimes also known as Autumn Crocus, a name it shares with the non-native Crocus nudiflorus. However despite these two alternative English names it is neither a true crocus, nor is it a source of saffron, which comes from Crocus sativus, of middle eastern origin. In fact all parts of Colchicum autumnale are deadly poisonous.

An unusual feature of this plant is that the flowers emerge in early autumn in isolation, after all other visible parts of the plant, such as the leaves, have disappeared, hence another common name, Naked Lady.
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 September, 2021
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Heath, Scrub 
Place (from Tags)
Ewyas Harold Common 
Plant (from Tags)
Meadow Saffron  Autumn Crocus  Colchicum Autumnale  Naked Lady 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 386 296 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.6888N 2:53.6639W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 385 295
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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