Narcissus tazetta: Chinese Sacred Lily

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Narcissus tazetta [Paperwhite, Bunch-flowered Narcissus, Chinese Sacred Lily, Joss flower] is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb. Cultivars of Narcissus tazetta include ‘Paperwhite’, ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ and ‘Ziva’, which are popularly used for forcing indoors, as is the form of N. tazetta known as Chinese Sacred Lily.

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Narcissus tazetta is native to southern Europe and cultivated throughout the world, especially Asia, the Levant, and northern Africa. It is grown commercially for its essential oil, mostly in southern France. An interspecies hybrid, with Narcissus poeticus, is also grown for its essential oil.

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122]

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