Narcissus serotinus, Late Narcissus,
Hebrew: נרקיס אפיל, Arabic: النرجس المتأخر

Scientific name:  Narcissus serotinus L.
Common name:  Late Narcissus
Hebrew name:  נרקיס אפיל
Arabic name:  النرجس المتأخر
Family:  Amaryllidaceae, נרקיסיים

ישראל, פרחים, צמחי בר, טבע, תמונות

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  30-50 cm high
Leaves:  10-20 cm long, 1 mm wide, not present during anthesis; cylindrical, 1-2 on non-flowering bulbs; scape 10-25 cm, slender
Inflorescence:  Solitary or in umbels of 2-3, erect, fragrant; spathe 15-35 mm; pedicel 7-20 mm
Flowers:  White, orange; hypanthial tube (the ringlike, cup-shaped structure) 12-20 mm; perianth-segments oblong-lanceolate, white; corona, 6-lobed, orange
Fruits / pods:  Capsule ellipsoid to subglobose
Flowering Period:   November, December
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Narcissus serotinus,Late Narcissus,נרקיס אפיל


Derivation of the botanical name:
Narcissus, Νάρκισσος, Greek, narkissos, narke "numbness", because of the plant's sedative effect. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus was a young man who loved no one. The gods made him fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. And since he could not embrace this watery image, he moped and brooded and pined away. Eventually he was transformed into a flower, a narcissus or daffodil.
serotinus, sero, late, at a late hour; serotinus, late coming, late to leaf or flower.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.