Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Narcissus poeticus

Narcisse des poètes
Poet’s Daffodil

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

white

Flower size

60 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-60 cm

Description

This was the first Narcissus to be cultivated. A bulb with one short stem surrounded by fleshy leaves or leaf bases. Cutting across the bulb reveals the layers or rings.

It has been cultivated for its essential oil, one of the most popular fragrances used in the perfume industry. Its scent is so powerful that it can cause headaches and vomiting if a large quantity of flowers are kept in a room.

Flowers

The flowers have pure white tepals turned backwards, with a short, light yellow crown. The crown is toothed with a distinct reddish edge. Very fragrant.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, straight, narrow, flat, bluish-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 parts.

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