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Narcissus poeticus (poet's narcissus)




Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  All parts of the plant, and especially the bulb, are poisonous; The aroma of the flowers can cause some people to get a headache when they are in a closed room;
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees
Scent [2]  The flowers are powerfully scented;
Structure [2]  Bulb
Usage [2]  An essential oil is obtained from the flowers. 500kg of the flowers yields 1kg concrete, 300gr absolute of the essential oil;
Height [2]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Width [2]  3.937 inches (0.1 m)
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Protected Areas


Xanthopastis timais (Spanish Moth)[3]


Parasitized by 
Coleosporium tussilaginis[4]


EC. & S. Europe to Ukraine;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
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
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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