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Daffodil


Scientific Name     

Narcissus pseudonarcissus    L.

Family Name

Liliaceae  (Lily family)

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flower

sepals

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

moist meadows, disturbed areas, open woods, roadsides

Plant Height: 

20-40 cm, erect stem

Flower Color: 

yellow

Flower: 

complete; perfect; 3 sepals and 3 petals nearly indistinguishable creating 6 brightly colored tepals; stamens 6 in 2 whorls (3+3); superior ovary with 3 locules and a single style

Inflorescence: 

typically a solitary flower at end of long pedicle subtended by papery bracts; sometimes several; nodding

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

basal; entire; simple; linear

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

European native has escaped cultivation; some cultivars have replaced stamens  with petals, these double-flowered types are called "Scrambled Eggs"; plants poisonous;  see also N. poeticus