Colchicum autumnale L.
Common Name: AUTUMN-CROCUS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Colchicum autumnale A. A. Reznicek

Native to Europe and western Asia, spreading into a young mesic forest in Berrien Co., where found by T. Walters in 2014. This is a popular garden plant, with large leaves borne in the early spring, and large pink (rarely white) flowers developing from leafless corms in late summer or fall; the leaves not appearing until the following spring. 

Locations

Berrien County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2929.