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infestation (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
habit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
leaves (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
flowers (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
close-up of flower and flower from side-on (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
the entirely white flowers of paperwhite, Narcissus papyraceus (Photo: Trevor James)
the paler-coloured flowers of Narcissus tazetta var. italica, which may actually be a natural hybrid of jonquil, Narcissus tazetta, and paperwhite, Narcissus papyraceus (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Narcissus tazetta L.
Narcissus tazetta L. subsp. aureus (Loisel.) BakerNarcissus tazetta L. subsp. italicus (Ker. Gawl.) BakerNarcissus tazetta L. subsp. tazetta
Amaryllidaceae (New South Wales and Western Australia)Liliaceae (Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia)
bunchflower daffodil, bunchflower narcissi, bunch-flowered narcissus, Chinese sacred lily, cream narcissus, daffodil, French daffodil, jonquil, narcissus, polyanthus narcissus, tazetta, tazetta daffodil.
The exact native range of this species is obscure. It is thought to be native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Egypt, Libya and Morocco), southern Europe (i.e. France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia), western Asia and southern Russia.
Naturalised in many parts of southern Australia (i.e. in south-western Western Australia, in the southern parts of South Australia, in Victoria and in some parts of eastern New South Wales).
Also naturalised on Lord Howe Island and in many other temperate regions of the world (e.g. in the USA, China and Japan).
Jonquil (Narcissus tazetta) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
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