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COMMON NAME: colchicum GENUS: Colchicum SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. speciosum. C. autumnale ‘Alba’- white. C.a.  ‘Majus’- large. C.a. ‘Minus’- dwarf form. C.a. ‘Roseum’- rose pink. FAMILY: Liliaceae BLOOMS: Fall TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: The flowers are lavender, red, or rose colored. They resemble crocus blooms and can be either single or double forms. The blossoms appear in fall but the leaves don’t

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Saint John’s Wort

COMMON NAME: Saint John’s wortGENUS: HypericumSPECIES: H. calycinum, H. bookerianum, H. patulumFAMILY: HypericaceaeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: perennialDESCRIPTION: Saint John’s wort is a low-growing, partly woody perennial that produces bright yellow flowers from early summer until frost. The flowers, which measure 1 1/2 to 2 inches across, occur in groups of five to seven. The plant reaches a height of 40 to 60

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