Narcissus jonquilla


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Narcissus jonquilla
Species Authority: L.
Taxonomic Notes: Narcissus jonquilla is one of a complex of species that require further taxonomic clarification.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-06-21
Assessor/s: Lansdown, R.V. & Barreto Caldas, F, Moreno Saiz, J.C.
Reviewer/s: Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)

Narcissus jonquilla is classed as Data Deficient because available information is inadequate to assign it to an appropriate threat category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The native distribution of N. jonquilla is limited to the Iberian Peninsula although it may also be locally native in the south of France. However it has been introduced to France, Italy, Turkey in Europe, Madeira, Azores and southeastern North America.
Portugal (Azores - Present - Origin Uncertain, Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
Italy (Italy (mainland)); Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe)
Present - origin uncertain:
France (France (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the size of or trends on populations of N. jonquilla.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Narcissus jonquilla grows in wet grassland, river floodplains and on winter-inundated rock outcrops along rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats are unknown. Collecting might have an impact on the wild populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by regional legislation in two Spanish regions (Castilla y Leon and Castilla-La Mancha). It occurs in protected areas. More research on population size, trends and distribution, as well as on major threats is needed.
Citation: Lansdown, R.V. & Barreto Caldas, F, Moreno Saiz, J.C. 2011. Narcissus jonquilla. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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