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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Asparagales (46)

        Family: Amaryllidaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Narcissus (5)

            Epithet: poeticus L. (1)

Synonyms: Autogenes angustifolius Raf., Autogenes poeticus (L.) Raf., Helena croceorincta Haw., Helena purpureorincta Haw., Hermione purpurocincta (Haw.) M.Roem., Narcissus hellenicus Pugsley, Narcissus majalis Curtis, Narcissus obliquus Tausch, Narcissus ornatus Haw., Narcissus patellaris Salisb., Narcissus purpureocinctus (Haw.) Spach, Narcissus recurvus Haw., Narcissus tripedalis Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult.f., Narcissus tripodalis Salisb. ex Herb., Stephanophorum purpuraceum Dulac

angustifolius => with narrow leaves

majalis => flowering in May

ornatus => adorned, decorated

purpuraceum => purplish or turning purple

purpureocinctus => with a purple ring or circle

purpureorincta => with a purple ring or circle

purpurocincta => with a purple ring or circle

recurvus => recurved, curved backwards


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

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