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Narcissus jonquilla


Narcissus jonquilla (jonquil,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> rush daffodil) is a bulbous flowering plant, a species of Narcissus (daffodil) that is native to Spain and Portugal, but has now become naturalised in many other regions: France, Italy, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Madeira, British Columbia, Utah, Illinois, Ohio, and the southeastern United States from Texas to Maryland.

Narcissus jonquilla bears long, narrow, rush-like leaves (hence the name "jonquil", Spanish junquillo, from the Latin juncus = "rush").<ref name="Groom1997">Template:Cite book</ref><ref>Template:Cite book</ref> In late spring it bears heads of up to five scented yellow or white flowers. It is a parent of numerous varieties within Division 7 of the horticultural classification.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref> Division 7 in the Royal Horticultural Society classification of Narcissus includes N. jonquilla and N. apodanthus hybrids and cultivars that show clear characteristics of those two species.<ref name="Hanks2002">Template:Cite book</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

N. jonquilla has been cultivated since the 18th century in France as the strongest of the Narcissus species used in Narcissus Oil, a component of many modern perfumes.<ref name="Groom1997" />



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