Narcissus elegans ?

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gertrude

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Narcissus elegans ?
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:22:44 AM »
These narcissus are flowering in a field opposite our house and according to my wild flower books I believe they are Narcissus elegans , but then I read that they flower in the Autumn? so I am confused.
The petals which fold back are 1 -1.5cms and the the flower approx  3cms wide.  See photo
Pete and Jan retired to le Marche, Italy 20 years ago for a quiet,  sunny life.  Gardening here was a challenge, but we now have a wonderful garden, with an eclectric selection of plants,  including many wild  flowers and orchids of which we are found of.

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Alisdair

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Re: Narcissus elegans ?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 11:33:52 AM »
Jan, They look more like some form of Narcissus tazetta to me, which normally flower in early spring
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society