On the walk to collect the kids at school I spotted this lovely cluster of Meadow Saffron and upon closer inspection noticed the little green caterpillar.
Photo 1: Green caterpillar in Meadow Saffron
Photo 2: Cluster of Meadow Saffron
Photo 3: Meadow Saffron and caterpillar
I had no idea that there was something like an Autumn Crocus until I recently came across these flowers and was pleasantly surprised. I am always so happy to see Crocuses in Spring. Then thanks to Kew Gardens FB page I was made aware that calling them Autumn Crocus is incorrect as they are more closely related to lilies and are sometimes called “Naked Ladies” since they have no leaves when flowering.
Photo 1: Meadow Saffron cluster
Photo 2: Look no leaves
Photo 3: Meadow Saffron trio
Photo 1: Hoverfly in Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale)
Photo 2: Hoverfly on edge of Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale)
Photo 3: Hoverfly inside Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale)