Narcissus romieuxii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Narcissus
N. romieuxii
Binomial name
Narcissus romieuxii

Narcissus bulbocodium subsp. romieuxii (Braun-Blanq. & Maire) Emb. & Maire

Narcissus romieuxii is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae. It is a distinctive, early-flowering daffodil with dark green rush-like foliage. The flowers have narrow perianth segments, while the trumpet is wide and flaring. It blooms in mid to late winter. There are many subspecies and cultivars, with flowers in many shades of white and yellow.[2] It originated in the Atlas Mountains region of Morocco.[2][3][4][5]

The Latin specific epithet romieuxii honours the French botanist Henri Auguste Romieux (1857-1937).[6]

Narcissus romieuxii has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[7][8]


Several varieties and subspecies have been proposed. The following three are widely accepted:[9]

  • Narcissus romieuxii subsp. albidus (Emb. & Maire) A.Fern.[10]
  • Narcissus romieuxii subsp. jacquemoudii (Fern.Casas) Zonn.[11]
  • Narcissus romieuxii subsp. romieuxii


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ a b Bob Mitchell. Narcissus romieuxii. Plant of the Month. January 2011. St. Andrews Botanical Garden
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Braun-Blanquet, Josias & René Maire. 1922. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 13: 192
  5. ^ Emberger, Marie Louis & René Charles Joseph Ernest Maire. 1929. Pl. Marocc. Nov. 6.
  6. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  7. ^ "Narcissus romieuxii". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  8. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ The Plant List
  10. ^ Fernandes, Abílio. 1959. Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana II, 33: 113
  11. ^ Zonneveld, Bernardus Joannes Maria. 2008. Plant Systematics and Evolution 275(1-2): 130.