1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume III

Narcissus odorus

Sweet-scented or Great Jonquil
Class and Order
Hexandria Monogynia
Generic Character
Petala 6-æqualia. Nectario infundibuliformi, 1-phyllo. Stamina intra nectarium.
Specific Character and Synonyms
NARCISSUS odorus spatha sub-biflora, nectario campanulato sexfido lævi dimidio petalis breviore, foliis semicylindricis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 317
NARCISSUS angustifolius, five juncifolius maximus amplo calice
The Great Jonquilia with the large flower or cup. Park Parad. p. 89. fig. 5.

We shall be thought, perhaps, too partial to this tribe of plants, this being the fifth species now figured; but it should be remembered, that as the spring does not afford that variety of flowers which the summer does, we are more limited in our choice; the flowers of this delightful season have also greater claims to our notice, they present themselves with double charms.

This species, which, as its name implies, possesses more fragrance than many of the others, is a native of the South of Europe, flowers in the open border in April, is a hardy-perennial, thriving in almost any soil or situation, but succeeds best in a loamy soil and eastern exposure. Varies with double flowers, in which slate it is often used for forcing.

78Narcissus odorus
Narcissus odorus
Sweet-scented or Great Jonquil

Other species of the Narcissus genus