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5. Autumn Crocus
At first glance, the autumn crocus is reminiscent of crocuses. At least if it loses its leaves after early summer. But even this flower, with its beauty, belies its toxicity. The delicate plant is eight to 25 cm high, has basal leaves that can be up to 40 cm long and appear in spring. At this time they house unripe capsule fruits. Due to its large leaves and the long period without flowering, the autumn crocus was mistaken for wild garlic several times in the past. As its name suggests, the autumn crocus blooms in late summer until autumn.
The entire plant is poisonous. The first symptoms appear after two to more than six hours:
- Severe vomiting
- Severe diarrhea
- Cardiovascular failure
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