Wild Daffodil - Narcissus pseudonarcissus


The golden yellow trumpet flowers of Daffodils are unmistakable, but there are numerous cultivars in addition to the Wild Daffodil so expert help is needed to confirm the true Wild Daffodil. The native plants always have a darker yellow flower tube and slightly twisted petals (strictly speaking tepals). The flower is generally smaller and more nodding than cultivated varieties.

Similar Species

Cultivated Daffodils 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Cultivated Daffodils are planted regularly and any unconfirmed records should be added as Cultivated Daffodil agg, unless they have been confirmed as Wild Daffodils.


Ash and Oak woods, scrubby banks and pastures.

When to see it

Flowering March and April, possibly earlier.

Life History

A bulbous perennial herb.

UK Status

Quite local and probably declining in Britain.

VC55 Status

Scarce and very local in Leicestershire and Rutland

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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