|Scientific name:||Narcissus serotinus L.|
|Common name:||Late Narcissus|
|Hebrew name:||נרקיס אפיל|
|Arabic name:||النرجس المتأخر|
|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|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
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 Hebrew name: נרקיס, narkis, Narcissus; transliteration from the scientific name.