Fall has Arrived

Colchicum

Colchicum

It is now official:  autumn has arrived with blossoms of “fall crocus” (Colchicum), also known as “naked lady” or “meadow saffron.”  These little flowers are a magical sight this time of year.  Leaves grew in spring, when bulbs such as daffodils and tulips are bursting into bloom.  But nothing happens; the leaves die back unnoticed–until September, when one day, there they are in their bright colors of lavender with bright orange (saffron color) stamens.  Such a welcome surprise at the end of the growing season!

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One response to “Fall has Arrived

  1. Reblogged this on Writerraebeth’s Weblog and commented:
    Magic indeed

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