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Habit: 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.
Species In Genus: +- 26 species: Europe, northern Africa, Asia. Etymology: (Greek: mythological youth who falls in love with his own reflection and is changed into a flower) Note: 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.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to NarcissusPrevious taxon: Leucojum aestivum
Next taxon: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Narcissus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9543, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.