Narcissus serotinus, Late Narcissus,
Hebrew: נרקיס אפיל, Arabic: النرجس المتأخر
|| ||Narcissus serotinus L.|
|| ||Late Narcissus|
|| ||נרקיס אפיל |
|| ||النرجس المتأخر|
|| ||Amaryllidaceae, נרקיסיים|
|| ||30-50 cm high|
|| ||10-20 cm long, 1 mm wide, not present during anthesis; cylindrical, 1-2 on non-flowering bulbs; scape 10-25 cm, slender|
|| ||Solitary or in umbels of 2-3, erect, fragrant; spathe 15-35 mm; pedicel 7-20 mm|
|| ||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|
|| || November, December|
|| || Humid habitats|
|| ||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 standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.