Narcissus papyraceus, one of a few species known as paperwhite, is a perennial bulbous plant native to the Mediterranean region, from Greece to Portugal plus Morocco and Algeria.
Narcissus papyraceus is a perennial, bulbous species up to 60 cm (24 inches). The leaves are erect and longer than the scape. Stalk greenish-blue, almost flat in cross section, supporting between 3 and 20 flowers in umbels. The flowers are white and fragrant. The corona is also white. Preferring damp places, pastures, clearings, roadsides and fields, often covering large areas, this plant is generally avoided by livestock which is why it can be profuse in pastures. It blooms during the winter from late december to March up to around 1000 m altitude (3280 feet).