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.
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.
Flowering March and April, possibly earlier.
A bulbous perennial herb.
Quite local and probably declining in Britain.
Scarce and very local in Leicestershire and Rutland
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