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Narcissus tazetta L.

Sp.Pl. 1:290 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Bulbaceous, clump forming perennial, herb, to 0.7 m high. Fl. cream-white-yellow, Jul to Sep. Black sand. Moist sites.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 28 June 1994


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bunbury, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Cockburn, Cunderdin, Denmark, Gosnells, Harvey, Manjimup, Mundaring, Northam, Perth, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Swan, Trayning, Wanneroo, Waroona, Williams.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Perennial bulb. Reproduction. Offsets, seed. Dispersal. Water, soil. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Additional information. Origin. Southern Europe. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Dormant Y Y Y                 Y  
Active Growth       Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Flowering           Y Y Y Y        
Fruiting             Y Y Y Y      
Optimum Treatment           Y Y            

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.