Narcissus pseudonarcissus L. - Daffodil
Family - Liliaceae
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Bract 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."
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 3-13-03.