We came back from the Botanical Garden with pictures; along with that Gunnera, there was this dramatic pink flower that I wanted to run but couldn’t remember what it was, so I asked Daniel Mosquin, the main man behind Botany Photo of the Day, and he told me; it has two pretty names, of which one appears above.

Colchicum Waterlily or Waterlily autumn crocus

Wrote Daniel: “Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ or ‘Waterlily’ autumn crocus”. Indeed, the colour is that of an early-spring crocus. If you’re in Vancouver, go visit the Botanical garden sometime, you won’t regret it.


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