Bulbocodium vernum

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:43:55 PST
I've had this in my garden for more than a decade. Not as quick to make 
offsets as some colchicums but over time does make a few. Planted 
towards the bottom of a less than full sun slope with rather clay-ey 
soil. Charming little harbinger of Spring.

Earlier names were Colchicum bulbocodium and Colchicum vernum

Does not this mean it was first included in colchicum, then split off, 
and is now coming "home" again. Anyone who has looked at its little 
underground bulbs can clearly see a similarity to those of colchicum. Is 
there anything else that looks even somewhat the same?

Judy in overcast New jersey where any arriving precipitation will be rain

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