- Common Name(s):
- Narcissus, daffodil, jonquil
- Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Perennial, bulbous herbs; leaves narrow, flat, and strap-like; flowers single or in a cluster at the top of a naked stem, each white to yellow or red, with a tubular projection above the 6 spreading petal-like parts; fruit a capsule. Tolerates drought and clay Soil. All varieties mix well with other spring-flowering bulbs. Some varieties are often forced for indoor bloom in winter. For information on other Narcisdsus spp.
This plant is slightly salt tolerant.
Wildlife Value: Flowers attract butterflies. Resists grazing by rabbit and deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.
- Early spring
- Yellow, white, orange
- 0.5-2 ft.
- 0.5-1 ft.
- Flowering Period:
- beds, borders, wild gardens, open woodland areas, rock gardens, massed under trees
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion and dermatitis.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, trembling, convulsions; may be fatal. Contact dermatitis ("lily rash") following handling of bulbs, flowers, and stems.
- Toxic Principle:
- Phenanthridine alkaloids such as lycorine, also calcium oxalate crystals.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden as hardy bulb; florist plant.
NCCES plant id: 1103