Anybody know what an "autumn Crocus" is?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by alanatabz, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. alanatabz

    alanatabz Active Member

    Used on a document perhaps more towards Booby Traps / SOE type equipment

    How to be a Spy
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    my favourite highly toxic

    Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked ladies, is a toxic autumn-blooming flowering plant that resembles the true crocuses, but is a member of the Colchicaceae plant family, unlike the true crocuses which belong to the Iridaceae family.Wikipedia
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From CL1's link

    The symptoms of colchicine poisoning resemble those of arsenic, and no antidote is known.

    TD

    Not quite sure how it fits into the section of the OP's link which seems to deal with waterproofing ??
     
  4. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    My immediate thought was of the Desert Roses that abounded around tented camps post war not sure about WW2.
     

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