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Narcissus papyraceus (Paperwhite)

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Narcissus
Species: N. papyraceus
Binomial name: Narcissus papyraceus
Common name: Paperwhite

Narcissus papyraceus is in the genus Narcissus which includes plants known as daffodils. It is one of a few species known as paperwhite. It is a perennial bulbous plant native to the Mediterranean region, from Greece to Portugal plus Morocco and Algeria. The species is now naturalised in many countries including New Zealand. 
The stems are mid-green and grow upright. Mature height is usually 30–45 cm). Several white flowers are borne at the top of each stem in bunches and are strongly scented.

 

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