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Narcissus elegans

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asparagales - Family: Amaryllidaceae

Narcissus elegans

This lovely wildflower grows on slopes, in rocky crevices and other well-drained habitats.

Narcissus elegans, Vercors region, France

Description

Narcissus elegans is a pretty flower with an orange-yellow corona, and it is quite noticeably fragrant. Unlike other narcissus species, Narcissus elegans grows in 'bunches' rather than as a solitary flower. The leaves are noticeably shorter than the flower stems. It is a member of the Daffodil family.

Narcissus elegans in the Aveyron region of southern France

Above: A colony of Narcissus elegans in southern France

Distribution

Narcissus elegans occurs in some of the Mediterranean countries including Spain and Italy but also in parts of southern France.

Flowering Times

This Narcissus species blooms in April and May.

Narcissus elegans, France

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