Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.
Narcissus is from the Greek Narke to grow numb referring to the narcotic properties. In Greek mythology this plant first grew where Narcissus died.
A yellow flowered ornamental.
Blade - Hairless.
Stem leaves - None.
Flower stem - Leafless.
Flower head:Single flowers subtended by a single large bract on a long leafless stalk (scape).
Ovary - 3 celled.
Calyx - 6 lobes, usually yellow.
Perianth - Regular, fused into a tube at the base, yellow.
Stamens - 6, attached inside the tube.
Fruit:Capsule with a dry pericarp.
Bulb in a tunic.
Key Characters:Basal, hairless, strap-like leaves.
Yellow, tubular flowers.
Annual tops and perennial bulb.
Seed Biology and Germination:
Population Dynamics and Dispersal:
Spreads slowly by bulb division.
Origin and History:Europe.
Distribution:NSW, TAS, WA.
Courtesy Australia's Virtual Herbarium.
Detrimental:Weed of roadsides and disturbed areas.
Toxicity:Not recorded as toxic.
Management and Control:Thresholds:
Campernelle (Narcissus odorus)
Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
Jonquil = Tazetta (Narcissus tazetta = Narcissus jonquilla)
Paperwhile (Narcissus papyraceus)
Plants of similar appearance:References:
Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Cousens, R.D., Dodd, J. and Lloyd, S.G. (1997). Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. (Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia). P18.
Lazarides, M. and Hince, B. (1993). CSIRO handbook of economic plants of Australia. (CSIRO, Melbourne). #863.4.
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