Narcissus tazetta L. Jonquil
Sp.Pl. 1:290 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 June 1994

Bulbaceous, clump forming perennial, herb, to 0.7 m high. Fl. cream-white-yellow, Jul to Sep. Black sand. Moist sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Mundaring, Rockingham.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 18 July 2016

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Perennial bulb. Reproduction. Offsets, seed. Dispersal. Water, soil. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Additional information. Origin. Southern Europe. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Management Calendar

Calendar TypeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecComments
DormantYYY        Y 
Active Growth   YYYYYYYY  
Flowering     YYYY    
Fruiting      YYYY   
Optimum Treatment     YY      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.

Project information and acknowledgements