Narcissus poeticus

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 poeticus is a member of the Daffodil family (Amaryllidaceae) and occurs in some of the Mediterranean countries including Spain and Italy but also in France. It is a pretty flower with an orange corona and is quite fragrant. Unlike other narcissus species, Narcissus elegans grows in 'bunches' rather than as a solitary flower; it blooms in April and May. The leaves and the flowers appear at the same time.

The plants shown on this page were photographed on a grassy slope near Murat in France in early May.

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