Wild Daffodil, Corscombe, Dorset
Pale petals and yellow corona
6 anthers and 3-lobed stigma
Widely planted non-native small daffodil
Non-native flower with darker yellow petals and corona
Front view of non-native variety
Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. Pseudonarcissus
Daffodil, Lent Lilly
March to April
Wild Daffodil is locally common throughout the country,
but is most frequent in the South and West.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows in old oak and ash woodland, especially coppiced
ones, on hedge banks and in pasture.
Wild Daffodil is a native, perennial, bulbous herb, growing
up to 30cm.
The flower is up to 4cm across with the outer petals paler
than the central trumpet-shaped corona.
It is 3-merous with 6 stamens and a 3-lobed stigma.
A much planted, non-native, similar-sized Daffodil has petals
and a corona which are darker yellow than in Wild Daffodil
(pictures 4 to 6).
The usual Garden Daffodil is larger and flowers from January
onwards. It too is extensively naturalised.
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