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Narcissus tazetta (cream narcissus)

Synonyms: Hermione tazetta; Hermione tazetta var. cupularis; Jonquilla tazetta; Narcissus linnaeanus; Narcissus linnaeanus subsp. tazetta; Narcissus multiflorus; Narcissus tazetta subsp. eutazetta; Pancratium tazetta

Wikipedia Abstract

Narcissus tazetta (paperwhite, bunch-flowered narcissus, Bunch-flowered Daffodil, Chinese sacred lily, cream narcissus, joss flower, polyanthus narcissus) is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb. Cultivars of N. tazetta include 'Paperwhite', 'Grand Soleil d'Or' and 'Ziva', which are popularly used for forcing indoors, as is the form of N. tazetta known as Chinese Sacred Lily.
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Height [2]  20 inches (0.5 m)
Width [2]  3.9 inches (0.1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees
Scent [2]  The flowers are very powerfully scented;
Structure [2]  Bulb
Usage [2]  An essential oil obtained from the flowers is used in perfumery;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Comprensorio Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate 166977 Italy  
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Elba orientale 11582 Italy  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Monte Rufeno 5780 Italy  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom


Pyralis farinalis (Meal moth)[3]
Xanthopastis timais (Spanish Moth)[3]


Medit. to Afghanistan, SE. China to Japan;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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