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Thursday, 27 August 2015

FFF197 - JONQUILS

Narcissus jonquilla (Jonquil, Rush daffodil) is a bulbous flowering plant, a species of Narcissus (daffodil) that is native to southwestern Europe and northern Africa, but has naturalised throughout Europe and the United States. It bears long, narrow, rush-like leaves (hence the name "jonquil", Spanish junquillo, from the Latin juncus = "rush"). It is in the Amaryllidaceae family of plants.

In Spring it bears heads of up to 5 scented yellow or white flowers. It is a parent of numerous varieties within Division 7 of the horticultural classification. 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. 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.

Like other members of their family, narcissi produce a number of different alkaloids, which provide some protection for the plant, but may be poisonous if accidentally ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use in traditional healing and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia.

We are seeing all sorts of narcissi blooming in Melbourne at the moment, a clear indication of Spring's imminent arrival!

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18 comments:

  1. That's of the other side of the World: Springtime. We get step by step autumn with other blooms....
    Cheers, Heidrun

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  2. Teasing us with a glimpse of spring! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. I like those a lot! And they don't get eaten by the deer. ; )

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  4. So fresh, so lovely, so welcome.

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  5. Spring, sounds just lovely. The summer is soon over.

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  6. What a joy to see on our hot summer days.

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  7. It's so nice, to see springflowers in our summer!
    Have a nice weekend, dear Nick!

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  8. Hello Nick thank you for hosting. It's lovely to see springtime in our late summer. Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Hello Nick,
    so lovely springtime flowers on the other side of the world!
    Thanks for hosting ♥
    I wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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  10. Beautiful fresh spring blooms! Happy weekend. :)

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  11. Beautifull.....springflowers...
    and we have the end of the summer.....
    Have a nice day

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  12. Nick, looks like Spring has sprung for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. These are so pretty. I think of daffodils.

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  14. I love jonquils. We are approaching end of summer here and won't see them till spring comes round again.

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  15. Delightful daffodils! The fairies must enjoy drinking tea from them.

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  16. It's always hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that while your experiencing spring in your part of the world, we're seeing the end of summer. But it is nice to see spring flowers…the beginning of new life, as our flowers start to fade. TFS!

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  17. Charming Jonquils, and interesting facts about them!

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