Colchicum autumnale, Autumn Crocus*, Naked-Ladies, Meadow Saffron*
*This plant is not a crocus or saffron
A perennial herb in the lily family that grows from a bulb. Looks similar to an onion, leaves grow about a foot high, flowers sprout on stalks and are white / purple / pink.
Low in North America, grows wild in Europe and the Middle East.
The whole plant is deadly toxic.
Appear 3-6 hours after ingestion. Bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, weak pulse, low body temperature, difficulty breathing.
Highly toxic and can be fatal
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.