There are about 50 species of spring blooming bulbous Narcissus, often fragrant. Some of them have common names such as Daffodil and Jonquil. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white and yellow (also orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.
They are native to meadows and woods in southern Europe and North Africa with a center of diversity in the Western Mediterranean, particularly the Iberian peninsula.
Name Derivation: From the Greek word meaning to numb, numbness
Common Name: Daffodil, Jonquil
Narcissus is in the family Amaryllidaceae.