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  COLCHICUM - LoveToKnow Article on COLCHICUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum was known to the Greeks under the name of KoXxubv, from Ko?iXLr, or Coichis, a country in which the plant grew; and it is described by Dioscorides as a poison.
As a specific for gout colchicum was early employed by the Arabs; and the preparation known as eau mdicinale, much resorted to in the 18th century for the cure of gout, owes its therapeutic virtues to colchicum; but general attention was first directed by Sir Everard Home to the use of the drug in gout.
A further curious fact, doubtless of very great significance, but hitherto lacking interpretation, is that the administration of colchicum during an acute attack of gout may often hasten the oncoming of the next attack; and this property, familiar to many gouty patients, may not be affected by the administration of small doses after the attack.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COLCHICUM.htm   (1305 words)

 Colchicum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colchicum is a genus of flowering plants containing around sixty species of perennials which grow from corms.
It is a member of family Colchicaceae, and is native to West Asia and part of the Mediterranean coast.
Colchicum autumnale, commonly called "autumn crocus" or "naked ladies", is the best known species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colchicum   (149 words)

 deseretnews.com | Colchicum poisonous but very pretty
Colchicum is a member of the lily family, although the flowers resemble crocuses, which are in the iris family.
Colchicum is often called many things, including "autumn crocus," "naked lady" or "meadow saffron" — but the plant is not crocus or naked ladies or saffron.
Colchicum goes by many different names, including "autumn crocus," "naked lady" or "meadow saffron." In reality, it is a variety of lily.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635154778,00.html   (755 words)

 * Colchicum - (Plants): Definition
Colchicum species worthy of note include rosy-purple flowering agrippinum, and speciosum, the showy autumn crocus, that bears tulip-like flowers.
Colchicum byzantinum is a species of autumn crocus that is generally considered to be native to southeastern Europe, however some authorities believe that it is actually a hybrid of C...
The mauve meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale) yields colchicine, which is used in treating gout and in plant breeding.
en.mimi.hu /plants/colchicum.html   (404 words)

 A Cold Climate Gardening Journal: Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is only one colchicum still blooming, and that is 'Waterlily.' She is always the last, and often looks the worse for it, because usually by now we've had continual hard frosts for most of October, and this has been a wonderfully mild autumn.
This is the white form of Colchicum speciosum which, just as with the white form of byzantinum, is called 'Album.' Like the typical speciosum, the flower is taller and larger than the typical byzantinum, and not nearly as generous with its blossoms, at least this year.
Most colchicums seem to take two to three days to achieve their mature color, both in the petals (technically segments) and the styles, and it is easy to think you have an albino form or at least a paler form than you actually do.
weblog.coldclimategardening.com /archives/cat_colchicums.html   (7411 words)

 King's American Dispensatory, 1898: Colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The corm and seeds of Colchicum autumnale, Linné.
Good colchicum bulbs, when dried, are capable of changing their color to blue if softened with distilled vinegar, and then touched with tincture of guaiacum.
The wine of colchicum may be given in 10-drop doses, or drop doses of specific colchicum may be given every 4 hours.
www.ibiblio.org /herbmed/eclectic/kings/colchicum-autu.html   (1964 words)

 Herbs Colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum is an annual herb with brownish fleshy underground stems.
The chief constituent of colchicum is the alkaloid, colchicine, which occurs in the form of yellow flakes, crystals or as whitish yellow amorphous powder.
The seeds, chiefly the rind also contain colchicine, and may be used in the treatment of gout in the same manner as the corms.
www.indiangyan.com /books/therapybooks/Herbs_That_Heal/colchicum.shtml   (294 words)

 PbsWiki - Colchicum
Colchicum is a large genus in the Colchicaceae family found in Europe, North Africa and western to central Asia.
Colchicum bivonae Photo by Jane McGary This plant, grown from wild-collected seed, is an example of the pure species Colchicum bivonae, which is a parent of many of the large-flowered Colchicum hybrids, often in crosses with Colchicum speciosum.
Colchicum speciosum is a fall blooming popular species native to Turkey and the Caucasus where it is found in meadows and light woodland.
www.ibiblio.org /pbs/pbswiki/index.php/Colchicum   (1048 words)

 COLCHICUM - Online Information article about COLCHICUM
Colchicum was known to the Greeks under the name of KoXxuu6v, from Ko\Xis, or See also:
chief constituents of colchicum are two alkaloids, colchicine and veratrine.
The action of colchicum or colchicine upon the kidneys has been minutely studied, and it is asserted on the one See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CLI_COM/COLCHICUM.html   (1654 words)

 US Dispensatory, 1918: Extractum Colchici Cormi. Extract of Colchicum Corm, Powdered Extract of Colchicum Corm.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Extract of Colchicum Corm, Powdered Extract of Colchicum Corm.
It is made by expressing the fresh corm, allowing the juice to stand for forty-eight hours that the starchy matter may subside, then adding one-fourth of its bulk of alcohol, allowing it again to stand for a short period, and ultimately filtering.
As the fresh colchicum corm is rarely to be had in this country, the U. Pharmacopoeia employs the dried corm; its process, if properly conducted, will afford a very efficient extract.
www.ibiblio.org /herbmed/eclectic/usdisp/colchicum_extr.html   (634 words)

 C. colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
colchicum grows in an isolated location in the south-west Caucasus Mountains, inland from the eastern coast of the Black Sea, in an area of the Transcausasum which used to be known as Adzhar, now part of Georgia.
colchicum by Alboff, it was subsequently merged with C.
He felt that although it had previously been described as Cyclamen colchicum Alboff, it was not sufficiently distinct to hold specific status and described it as a subspecies: C.
www.cyclamen.org /colch.htm   (389 words)

 About Colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Meadow saffron colchicum plants grow 6 to 10 inches tall.
Colchicum flowers are 2 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide in full bloom.
They're flaring or funnel-shaped, have 6 petals, and rise directly from the corm on a tube-like slender stalk.
www.yardener.com /AboutColchicum.html   (110 words)

 BBC - Gardening - Plants - Colchicum
Colchicum blooms appear in the autumn but their foliage does not emerge until spring.
Although colchicums look like crocuses, they are actually members of the lily family and not the iris, which the crocus belongs to; colchicums have six stamen, the crocus has three.
Although white colchicums are extremely handsome, by far the greatest choice of varieties is available in shades of pink.
www.bbc.co.uk /gardening/plants/plantprofile_colchicum.shtml   (761 words)

 Plant Profile: Fall Crocus and Colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many of the colchicum look just like crocus, except that they have six stamens while the crocus have only three.
While we are accustomed to thinking of crocus as spring flowers, many varieties also bloom in the fall, at about the time the colchicum are finishing.
Saffron may be a prized edible, but the colchicum can be deadly poisonous.!) Just pull those stamens out with a fine tweezers, lay on the window sill on a bit of paper toweling to dry, and when you're ready to cook with them, crush them a teeny bit before mixing them in with everything else.
www.gardenguides.com /articles/fallcrocusandcolchicum.htm   (697 words)

 Colchicum -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is a member of family (One of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: Colchicum; Gloriosa) Colchicaceae, and is native to West Asia and part of the Mediterranean coast.
(Bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe) Colchicum autumnale, commonly called "autumn crocus" or "naked ladies", is the best known species.
It produces purple, pink or white flowers resembling those of the (Any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated) crocus which appear from September to October in its native latitudes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/colchicum.htm   (146 words)

 Fall 2005 Catalog -- Colchicum
The rather unfortunate common name refers to the general resemblance of most colchicums to an oversized, fall-blooming crocus, but in fact the two are quite distant both genetically and ornamentally.
The genus is best known to gardeners in the form of the large fall-blooming hybrids such as 'Waterlily', and these are indeed showy, durable, unimpeachable ornamentals, bringing a welcome splash of color to the garden at a time when it is all too often lacking.
We consider the lusty (typically spring-borne) leaves of the large colchicums to be highly ornamental, certainly far more so than the foliage of the average tulip or daffodil.
www.odysseybulbs.com /colchicum.html   (1454 words)

 Critical Care | Full text | Case report: fatal poisoning with Colchicum autumnale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as the autumn crocus, wild saffron and naked lady, contains alkaloid colchicine that is antimitotic, blocking the mitosis by preventing DNA synthesis and tubulin polymerization [1].
Colchicine is used in the management of acute gouty arthritis, and a suicidal colchicine tablet overdose is the most common cause of colchicine poisoning [8,9].
The plant was identified as a poisonous Colchicum autumnale by the toxicologist.
ccforum.com /content/8/1/R56   (2036 words)

 Fall Crocus and Colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I thought my first colchicum was a miraculous flower.
Colchicum are bulbs (actually corms) that originate in Asia Minor and Europe and are hardy to at least 10 below zero.
My first colchicum was called The Giant, and indeed its corm was huge to anyone used to the cute little buttons its distant cousin the crocus come packaged in.
www.dutchbulbs.com /plantprofile.html   (675 words)

 PbsWiki - Colchicum Hybrids
Colchicum hybrids and cultivars are shown on this page.
Colchicum byzantinum is described as a sterile hybrid, found sometimes in old gardens, sent from Constantinople to Vienna in 1588 and probably derived from Colchicum cilicicum.
Colchicum 'Innocence' This plant was grown as Colchicum byzantinum 'Album' but that name is apparently not valid.
www.pacificbulbsociety.org /pbswiki/index.php/ColchicumHybrids   (297 words)

Colchicum speciosum har upp till 30 cm höga stjälkar och blommar senare än autumnale, i slutet av september - oktober.
Colchicum variegata har också schackrutiga blommor, men här är de ljust/mörkt lila.
Colchicum macrophyllum är något kraftigare och har öppnare och ljusare blommor än föregående.
www.odla.nu /artiklar/colchicum.shtml   (540 words)

 Colchicum Bulbs - Autumn Crocus
Colchicum, sometimes called autumn crocus or meadow saffron, are members of the lily family and bear flowers that resemble crocus.
If you plant colchicum in the lawn, allow the leaves to die down in early summer before you mow the grass.
For gardeners who always rely on chrysanthemums and asters to carry the show in autumn, don't overlook the beauty of colchicums.
www.garden-services.com /colchicum.htm   (216 words)

Colchicums (KOL-chik-ums) though not true crocuses, also grow from a modified bulb called a corm and their flowers resemble the familiar crocus.
Colchicums, however, bloom in late fall, after their leaves die down.
Although the most popular species of colchicum is called Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale), it is also known as Meadow Saffron to distinguish it from the true autumn crocus.
www.yardener.com /Colchicum.html   (186 words)

 RealMagick Article: Colchicum autumnale by Anja Heij
In ancient Greek medicine this plant was known as 'the soul of the joints' because it cured the acute pains of rheumatism and gout.
The urine of Colchicum personalities is scanty and dark brown; it can also contain blood, albumin or sugar.
Colchicums are very sensitive to impressions: light, sounds, odors, coldness, emotions, pain, contact, bad manners, grief or misdeeds from others all result in pain and in terrible nausea.
realmagick.com /articles/06/1906.html   (590 words)

 PbsWiki - Colchicum
This picture from Jane McGary is of a form purchased from Monocot Nursery in England as Colchicum cupanii subsp.
Colchicum kesselringii - is a Central Asian species (native to Tajikistan and Afghanistan) that blooms with leaves present in late winter.
Colchicum szovitsii 'Snow White' Photo by John Lonsdale.
www.pacificbulbsociety.org /pbswiki/index.php/Colchicum   (1048 words)

 IBS Discussion Forums: Looking for colchicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum are Fall blooming cousins of the Crocus.
The time to find them from almost any bulb company is in July,August or Sept. They're frrequently sold as a bulb that may be put on a windowsill and will flower without planting.
Last October while visiting a garden in Ireland, I came across a beautiful patch of blazing pink, and later learned that it was colchicum.
www.bulbsociety.com /Forum/messages/2/1286.html   (249 words)

 Kosmicjourney's Ethnobotanical Encyclopedia Colchicum
Together they form what is known as a perianth.
Colchicum autumnale grows from a tuber in the fall.
Colchicum autumnale prefers rich, well-drained soil in full to partial sun.
www.kosmicjourney.org /encyclopedia/c/colchi.htm   (205 words)

 Fraser's Thimble Farms - Collectors & Bulb Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum speciosum Ordu Bright amethyst violet flowers with large white centers.
Colchicum The Giant Lilac flowers with a white throat.
Colchicum Waterlily Large double rosy-lilac flowers open to look like a waterlily.
www.thimblefarms.com /fallbulb99.html   (120 words)

 Plant Profile for Colchicum (colchicum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum L. See county distributions for the following states by clicking on them below or on the map.
Colchicum L. View 105 genera in Liliaceae or click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles.
Colchicum L. View taxonomic account from Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) for ITIS Taxonomic Serial Number 42906.
plants.usda.gov /cgi_bin/plant_profile.cgi?symbol=COLCH   (208 words)

 Veseys.com | Colchicum (F)
This hybrid is the result of a cross between Colchicum gigantium and Colchicum bornmuelleri.
Colchicum: Botanically distinct from Crocus, but often grouped together because of similar cultural requirements.
Colchicums do not toleerate limed soils very well.
www.veseys.com /sub.cfm?source=721   (380 words)

 Plant Profile for Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Colchicum autumnale L. See county distributions for the following states by clicking on them below or on the map.
Colchicum autumnale L. This plant is introduced to the United States from another country or countries.
Colchicum autumnale L. View species account from ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
plants.usda.gov /cgi_bin/plant_profile.cgi?symbol=COAU4   (299 words)

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