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Bulb ovoid. Leaf: (1)several, ± linear, flat. Inflorescence: umbel-like, 1–20-flowered; bract 1, membranous or ± papery. Flower: pedicelled or not, generally fragrant; perianth parts fused below, reflexed to erect above, crown a conspicuous tube; stamens free from, generally included in crown; style 1, stigma minutely 3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, papery to leathery. Seed: many, black.
± 26 species: Europe, northern Africa, Asia. (Greek: mythological youth) Extreme variation in perianth color from long history of cultivation; only most common colors indicated here. Plants with perianth parts, crown generally white belong to Narcissus papyraceus Ker Gawl., reported (but evidently not documented) for California in FNANM, similar to, possibly same sp. as, Narcissus tazetta.
Unabridged etymology: (Greek: mythological youth who falls in love with his own reflection and is changed into a flower)

Key to Narcissus

1. Inflorescence 1-flowered; perianth parts 2.5–3.5 cm, crown tubular, >= perianth parts ..... N. pseudonarcissus

1' Inflorescence (2)3–15-flowered; perianth parts 1–2 cm, crown cup-shaped, << perianth parts ..... N. tazetta


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