Perennial herb from a short bulb-like corm. Leaves 3-4, linear-tapering, sheathing. Flowers solitary or 2-3, to 8.5 cm long; spring. Tepals pinkish-purple, rarely white.
Grown in full sun to light shade.
Pyrenees and the SW and C Alps.
Source: (2005). Colchicaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Bulbocodium vernum)