Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 289 (1753).
Derivation: Greek narke to grow numb; alluding to narcotic properties; according to Greek mythology the plant first grew where Narcissus died.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Bulbous herbs; leaves basal, linear to terete.
Flowers erect to spreading in a 1- to several-flowered umbel at the summit of the leafless scape and subtended by a single large bract; perianth usually spreading, regular, fused to form a tube at the base; corona trumpet-like or ring-shaped, arising from the perianth outside the filaments; stamens 6, inserted in the tube; anthers basifixed or versatile; ovary 3-celled, with axile placentas; style filiform, simple or 3-lobed.
About 60 species in Europe, western Asia and North Africa. Many species and cultivars are grown as garden ornamentals.
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