Narcissus pseudonarcissus L. - Daffodil

Narcissus pseudo-narcissus plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

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Narcissus pseudo-narcissus flower

Narcissus pseudo-narcissus bractBract subtending flower.

Flowering - February - April.

Habitat - Cultivated, also escaped to roadsides, old homesites, disturbed areas.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This is the common "Daffodil" of cultivation. The plant is one of the most easily recognizable flowers. The flower differs from other members of the lily family by having a projecting corona which gives the flower its distinctive look. Different cultivars and polyploids of the species will have coronas and petals of different colors. Some cultivars have the stamens replaced with petals and these double-flowered types are sometimes called "Scrambled Eggs."
The species epithet of this plant is often written with a hyphen. The hyphen is not necessary.
The similar N. poeticus L. has white petals and a much smaller corona. This species can be found in the "White flowers alternate" section of this website.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 3-13-03.


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