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Poet's Narcissus


Scientific Name     

Narcissus poeticus     L.

Family Name

Liliaceae  (Lily family)     

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

moist meadows, disturbed areas, open woods, roadsides

Plant Height: 

20-40 cm tall

Flower Color: 

white and yellow

Flower: 

perfect; complete with calyx and corolla nearly indistinguishable creating 6 tepals that are fused at base; corona (floral cup) fringed with red, yellow below; stamens 6; single style leading to inferior 3-loculed ovary

Inflorescence: 

single, nodding flower terminating stem

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

simple; entire; basal; linear; typically as long as the scape (flowering stem)

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

European native has escaped from cultivation; plant toxic, narcotic; see also N. pseudonarcisus