Narcissus papyraceus: Paperwhite Narcissus

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Narcissus papyraceus [from papyrus and aceus; meaning paper-like], one of a few species known as “Paperwhite,” is a perennial bulbous plant native to the western Mediterranean region, from Greece to Portugal plus Morocco and Algeria. The species is considered naturalized in the Azores, Corsica, Texas, California and Louisiana. The white flowers are borne in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often forced to flower at Christmas.

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The stems are mid-green and grow upright. Mature height is usually 1–1.5 ft [30–45 cm], though this varies by variety. Several white flowers are borne at the top of each stem and are strongly scented.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150131]

Source: Wikipedia


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