SO3829 : The Green and Box Tree Cottage

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

The Green and Box Tree Cottage
The Green and Box Tree Cottage
Two houses on the edge of Ewyas Harold Common.

The pink flowers 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
Grassland  Housing, Dwellings  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Ewyas Harold Common 
Plant (from Tags)
Meadow Saffron  Autumn Crocus  Colchicum Autumnale  Naked Lady 
Near (from Tags)
Abbey Dore 
Building (from Tags)
The Green  Box Tree Cottage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 385 299 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.8865N 2:53.7648W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 385 298
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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