Meadow Saffron

Meadow Saffron

Observation - Meadow Saffron - Global. Description: Flowers purplish rather than pinkish, but six stamens and no leaves visible so I guess this is Meadow Saffron and not Autumn Crocus. Growing in undisturbed meadow (hay not cut 'til mid-August) beside the R.Monnow; don't remember seeing the leaves in spr

Flowers purplish rather than pinkish, but six stamens and no leaves visible so I guess this is Meadow Saffron and not Autumn Crocus. Growing in undisturbed meadow (hay not cut 'til mid-August) beside the R.Monnow; don't remember seeing the leaves in spring (although there was much else to look at eg Meadow Saxifrage grew on this spot).