Narcissus romieuxii. 3 - the hoop petticoats, big conical coronas. Pale yellow to greenish white. Very similar to Narcissus bulbocodium but is distinguished by a short pedicel and protruding stamens. This is an early flowering species (winter) and is a native of Morocco. Photos 1-2 by Arnold Trachtenberg and 3-5 by John Lonsdale. The last photo is of a flat-corona form.
Photos below are of a form named 'Julia Jane' collected by the late J. C. Archibald and named after his daughter. It has soft yellow flowers in mid winter and flowers and increases well. The first photo was taken by Rob Hamilton. The second photo of the same selection is by Roland and Gemma. The last photo by Arnold Trachtenberg shows unusual adventitious aerial bulbil formation by 'Julia Jane'.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. albidus (syn. N. albidus). White to greenish flowers.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. albidus var. albidus. Petals longer than corona. Morocco. Photo by John Lonsdale
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. albidus var. zaianicus. Morocco. Described as having upward-facing pale lemon flowers with shorter tepals than the subspecies. This is a very satisfactory plant, blooming well each year between late December and March, sometimes for months. First photo by Mary Sue Ittner, second and third by John Lonsdale.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. romieuxii. Pale sulphur yellow. Photo by John Lonsdale.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. romieuxii var. rifanus. Smaller flowers. Morocco. Flowering in January in northwestern Oregon, in a bulb frame. Purchased as seed (under the name N. riffanus) from Monocot Nursery, collector's number SL333. Native to Morocco. These plants do not have the green tips on the petals mentioned by John Blanchard in "Narcissus: A Guide to Wild Daffodils" but otherwise conform to his description. Photos by Jane McGary and John Lonsdale.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. romieuxii var. romieuxii (syn. N. romieuxii var. mesatlanticus). Large flowers. Morocco. Photo by John Lonsdale.
Several other variations on this plant are sold under names not recognized by Mathew:
"Narcissus albidus ssp. foliosus" Photo by John Lonsdale
"Narcissus albidus ssp. occidentalis" Photographed by Jane McGary. These plants came from Monocot Nursery (England) under this name. The second photo is from John Lonsdale.
"Narcissus albidus ssp. tananicus" Photos by John Lonsdale.
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