Autumn crocus

a play in three acts
  • 127 Pages
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  • English
Samuel French , New York
The Physical Object
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Autumn Crocus by Anthony, C.L. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester (her memoir is titled A Childhood in Manchester).She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London.4/5(8).

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked ladies, is a toxic autumn-blooming flowering plant that resembles the true crocuses, but is a member of the plant family Colchicaceae, unlike the true crocuses which belong to the family name "naked ladies" comes from the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long before the leaves Colchicaceae.

Autumn Crocus is a British romance film directed by Basil Dean and starring Ivor Novello, Fay Compton and Muriel Aked. The film follows a teacher who falls in love with the married owner of the guest house in which she is staying during a holiday to by: Ernest Irving.

Apr 18,  · This plant is called ‘Autumn Crocus’ because it looks just like a crocus & it blooms in autumn. It gets the nick name ‘Naked Lady’ because its flower spikes appear when there are no leaves on the plant.

I have no idea where the 3rd name ‘Mysteria’ comes from, but it sounds cool so I don‘t mind/5(22). The Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) is a flower that physically resembles a true Crocus plant, but is actually a lily.

Like other lilies in the Colchicum family, it contains a poison called colchicine for which there is no known antidote. Autumn Crocus: based on a true story [Mr Jorgen Rytter, Mr Rasmus Dyring Rytter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Year is a year of celebration because of the fact, that it is 70 years ago since the ending of World War 2. On that occasion this Danish book has been translated into English.

It is an insider story in line with The Diary of Anne Mr Jorgen Rytter. Nov 02,  · Crocus spp. Other Names Spring blooming crocus, spring crocus, early crocus, snow crocus, See also saffron for autumn crocus, saffron crocus. Crocus are members of the iris family native to Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and western China.

How to Grow Autumn Crocus January 1, I know why the garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence, in her book The Little Bulb, described autumn crocus as “a lovely ghost that comes to haunt the garden in October.” Their delicate beauty looks as ephemeral as any apparition, especially as the October light shines through their petals.

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of.

Autumn crocus is a cardiac glycoside and all parts of the plant, leaves, stems, berries and roots, contain toxic compounds. The most toxic part of the plant is the bulb that is found underground. The main toxin contained in autumn crocus is the alkaloid colchicines.

Many people plant autumn crocus as an ornamental plant in their gardens.

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Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Autumn Crocus by Dodie Smith is no where near as good a play as Smith’s Dear Octopus but I would still love to see it performed live.

First produced in the spring ofit is a three act play about a spinster school teacher who falls in love with a married hotelier while on.

Find autumn crocus in the NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible near Isaiah & as part of the Garden Work theme of Planting Pots, page a & aExposure: full sun to partial shade. Books Into Film. Children's Books.

Civil War. GARTHWAITE NURSERIES®: UK Stockist. 15 Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Autumn Flowering Very Expensive Spice Grow Your Own Perennial £ £ 99 Get it Saturday, Oct "Autumn crocus" Summary Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Autumn Crocus" at the WPA Federal Theatre, Tulane and Miro, Los Angeles, Calif., showing a couple in costume.

Contributor Names Smith, Dodie, Big surprise to find these in the garden today one of the few deadly plants in my garden they’ve been here for years, but I’ve never seen them in flower this late (or is it early?). Autumn crocus (tidløs) is a confusion species for ramsons (ramsløk).

The crocuses will have a chance to use the extra nutrients to produce bigger carbohydrate stores. Through the autumn, keep crocus beds watered if weather gets dry, but do not waterlog the soil.

Cover the beds with mulch before the winter. In late February, remove mulches from snowdrops and crocuses so the shoots can come through.4/5().

Common Names: Colchium, Meadow Saffron, Autumn Crocus, Wonder Bulb, and Naked Ladies. Colchium autumnale is locally abundant in meadows (meadow saffron; autumn crocus) throughout most European countries.

It is a perennial herb, ovoid underground corm covered with brown membrane or. Oct 23,  · Autumn crocus is worth planting if only to startle your neighbors.

When they ask why your crocuses are blooming this time of year, just smile and say. Sep 27,  · Purple Autumn Crocus Colchicum atropurpureum.

The similarity to a crocus leads to many confused people who see it and think it is a crocus out of sync, and blooming in the wrong season.

An under-used bulb, Autumn Crocus deserves more recognition. My Autumn Crocus is. Jeno found the book randomly in one of the book shelf in the library and immediately took a liking on it.

The book talks about Hygge introduction, a cozy concept of Danish living. It’s a book that teaches people how simple happiness and life is.

It’s a very interesting book and Jeno made up his mind that he would bring the book home later.

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Mar 29,  · Crocus belong to the subfamily of Crocoideae, family of Iridaceae and order of Asparagales. That is the botanical explanation. The lay explanation is that crocuses are much smaller and daintier and bloom at the same time their fine foliage is coming through.

Many of the 90 or so species flower in spring but some will bloom in autumn. Loki was reading a rather boring book. He had told Sorrow to pick out his books for him that day, and she must have randomly pulled them off the shelves, for this book was about how to make yarn.

If you don't know what an Autumn Crocus looks like, Google it, because I suck at painting the picture (if you know what I mean). They are really. Colchicum autumnale is a BULB growing to m (0ft 8in) by m (0ft 8in) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender.

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It is in leaf from February to July, in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen from April to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. Autumn Crocus Botanical Name Colchicum speciosum Hardiness Zones 4 to 9 Height 6 to 12 inches Flowers Fall: white, rosy-purple, pink Light Full to part sun Soil Book an Appearance.

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The alkaloid colchicine, found in Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus, meadow saffron) and Gloriosa superba (flame or glory lily), is associated with acute fetid diarrhea ± blood), abdominal pain, tenesmus, vomiting, and salivation in sheep, cattle, and pigs. 2, 8 Colchicine interferes with mitotic spindle formation, and the rapidly dividing.

The Sternbergia genus are grown from hardy bulbs in the garden and are able to reach about 15 cm in height. Common names finclude Winter Daffodils and Yellow Autumn Crocus; visit here for information on how to grow daffodils.

Sternbergia bloom in the autumn with Yellow or White crocus-like flowers. Jan 21,  · The name Crocus comes from the Greek krokos, Hebrew karkom, Aramaic kurkama, and the Arabic and Person kurkum, which means yellow or thread, presumably after the saffron spice that is often obtained from the Autumn Saffron Crocus, although the petals are usually purple or blue.

This spring flower is native to Mediterranean regions and has been.cro·cus (krō′kəs) n. pl. cro·cus·es or cro·ci (-sī, -kī) 1. a. Any of various perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Crocus, having grasslike leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.

b. Any of several other plants, such as the autumn crocus. 2. A grayish to light reddish purple. 3. A dark red powdered variety of iron oxide, Fe2O3, used as.Autumn Crocus - The whole plant contains the alkaloid colchicine and colchiceine, the former being the more toxic and more harmful.

This plant has been used since the ancient times to treat gout. It is the source of modern drug colchicine. Items similar to Autumn Crocus - Vintage Botanical Print - Color Book Plate - Suitable for Framing - on Etsy.