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A spring flowering Colchicum in Romania

Observed: 15th May 2006 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Plantsorchid_b’s reputation in Plantsorchid_b’s reputation in Plants

In Carpathian light woodland - an orchard in fact. Couldn't work out what had Colchicum leaves but odd spring flowers.

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Merendera montana

Grown in horticulture as an alpine bulb!

David J Trevan

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Try again?

I don't think so. I know the Merendera which appears in the Pyrenees i autumn, and although the flower does resemble it (and was my first thought for genus), this flower has a stem (in long-grass habitat in one photo) and large leaves which appear at the same time, and was in flower in May. There is a sand-dune species of Merendera in Romania similar to the alpine one, but this isn't that either.

Thanks for trying though.

Jamie from Briantspuddle