Family: Liliaceae Juss.
Colchicum autumnale
Distribution: Europe and Northern Africa.
Habitat: Grows in damp meadows and open woods, from lowlands to mountains.
Description: Perennial herb, 20–30 cm high, basal leaves develop in spring together with maturing capsule. The flower is long-tubular, pale purple, flowers from August to November.
Note: Often grown in gardens, all parts of the plant are poisonous.
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Photos: from 31. 5. to 17. 8. 2003 (Czechia, Hostýnské vrchy, Moravskoslezské Beskydy, Podyjí).