Narcissus poeticus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeNarcissusNarcissus poeticus


A bulbous perennial herb naturalised in hedgerows, on roadsides, by tracks and paths and on rough and waste ground from discarded stock, and occasionally found in old fields and field margins as a relic of cultivation. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the mountains of S. Europe.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.