OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Key to the Daffodils (Narcissus, Amaryllidaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2014)

Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)

Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-01-002:

Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Poet's Narcissus, Pheasant's-eye Daffodil


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JK Marlow    jkm240318_7845

March    Greenville County    SC

Leaves flat (not grooved, cylindrical, concave or folded); leaf surface often glaucous, per Key to the Daffodils (Narcissus, Amaryllidaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2014).

image of Narcissus poeticus, Poet's Narcissus, Pheasant's-eye Daffodil

JK Marlow    jkm240318_7847

March    Greenville County    SC

Corona bright yellow with a distinctive red, wavy rim; tepals white; flowers fragrant, per Key to the Daffodils (Narcissus, Amaryllidaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2014).

image of Narcissus poeticus, Poet's Narcissus, Pheasant's-eye Daffodil

JK Marlow    jkm240318_7848

March    Greenville County    SC

Flowers always solitary (only one per stalk). Corona less than half the length of the tepals, per Key to the Daffodils (Narcissus, Amaryllidaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2014).

image of Narcissus poeticus, Poet's Narcissus, Pheasant's-eye Daffodil

JK Marlow    jkm240318_7851

March    Greenville County    SC

Hypanthial tube (below tepal lobes) parallel-sided (tho sometimes suddenly expanded at its apex), per Weakley's Flora (2023).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Key to the Daffodils (Narcissus, Amaryllidaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding & Barger, 2014)
Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Narcissus poeticus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-01-002:
Narcissus poeticus   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4750

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Europe

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose)
Leaves flat, 0.5-1.5cm wide

FLOWER:
Spring
Tepals white; corona bright yellow with a wavy red rim
6 tepals
Corona shorter than perianth lobes
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Bisexual

Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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