Colchicum "liparichoides"

Jane McGary
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:57:50 PDT
Flowering in my bulb house now is a middle-sized Colchicum which I once 
grew from seed received under the name "Colchicum liparichoides." This 
name (to my astonishment) does not exist anywhere within the reach of 
Google, where invalid plant names abound. Its well-rounded white flowers 
do not resemble those of the other white colchicums now in flower, which 
are all smaller and with narrower tepals. It in fact resembles a 
half-size version of the popular garden selection 'Innocence', long 
grown as "Colchicum byzantinum album." I suppose it might be a white 
form of some normally pink species, but I don't see any pink ones of 
similar size and tepal width in flower right now.

Has anyone else encountered this name?

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

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