Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Narcissus poeticus L., Sp. Pl. 289 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Poet's daffodil

Scape 40–50 cm high, compressed, 2-edged. Leaves ± glaucous, ± flat. Flower solitary, horizontal or ascending, fragrant; pedicel short; tube narrow-cylindric, greenish; lobes ± = tube, white, spreading to recurved; corona much < lobes, flat and discoid to cup-shaped, yellow, with the margin strongly crimped and red-edged.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]

Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Narcissus poeticus L.
Exotic: Casual1

Flowering: Sep.–Oct.

Connor, H.E. 1977: The Poisonous Plants in New Zealand. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington.
Hobbs, J.; Hatch, T. 1994: Bulbs for New Zealand Gardens. Godwit Press, Auckland.
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.