Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Poet's Narcissus - Narcissus poeticus   L.
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DistributionSeveral northern Piedmont records, plus Alleghany and Craven counties. Specimens from Gaston, Jackson, and Robeson counties appear to be N. tazetta.

Native of Europe; in N.A. Newf. to B.C. south to GA, AR, and OR.
AbundanceApparently rare.
HabitatRoadsides, persisting and locally escaped in yards, fields.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-May.
IdentificationPoet's Narcissus is distinctive in its solitary, bright white flowers with a short yellow-orange corona forming a mouth. N. tazetta is similar but has multiple flowers per stem.
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