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Colchicum szovitsii Fisch. et C. A. Mey.

Bulb-like corm 3 cm long, 1.5-2.0 cm diam. Flowering plants about 20 cm. Leaves broadly linear, or linear-lanceolate, 20 cm x 3-4 cm. Flowers 1-4, 5 cm diam., pale pink. V - early spring till beginning of summer, leaves and flowers appear at the same time, in spring. F - early spring (in St. Petersburg early April for three weeks). Fr - early June then foliage dies off. P - by seed or by division of old clumps. Z 5 (4). New.

Caucasus (southeastern Transcaucasus) and northern Iran. Alpine and subalpine meadows.


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