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: guide.

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Narcissus poeticus

Narcisse des poètes
Poet’s Daffodil


Additional information

Plant family


Sainte Baume

Flower colour


Flower size

60 mm

Flowering months




Leaf type



30-60 cm


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.


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.


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

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 parts.

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