The paper-white narcissus
usually blooms in October,
brightening up the front yard.
These are the flowers of
a different variety of
narcissus. This is probably closer to what the wild variety of Narcissus tazetta looks like.
They bloom in November and December. I don't know how many
cultivated varieties there might be.
This shows flowers
into fruit, with the seeds inside. Except for creating new
varieties, narcissus are rarely grown from seed, they are cloned.
The under ground bulb of
the narcissus is a short stem
surrounded by specialized leaves. Buds in the bulb will grow into
new bulbs. When the bulbs are separated from the parent, and
planted. The new plant is a clone (produced asexually) of the older one.
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