The Conwy wild daffodil
site was identified some eight years ago by North Wales mountain guide Rob Collister.
True, the native wild daffodil
is not common but I can name several woods where it grows very well around where I live.
And as wild daffodils
become an increasing rarity, the flowers on Letah Wood are multiplying.
Most of today's cultivars are derived from the western European wild daffodil
The beautiful little wild daffodil
is also known as the Lent Lily since it often blooms and fades within the Lenten.
The Tenby daffodil narcissus obvallaris is the national flower and throughout our shores, in damp woods and beside river banks, our other wild daffodil
, narcissus pseudonarcissus, still prevails.
Where we live, the wild daffodil
- narcissus pseudonarcissus - grows in profusion along the river banks, its chrome yellow trumpets surrounded by pale primrose outer petals.
Bulbs fit in well, too - snake's head fritillaries ( Fritillaria meleagris ), the wild daffodil
or Lent lily (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), English bluebells and native orchids.
We scattered wild daffodil
seed in the meadow 35 years ago and that has naturalised along with narcissus, fritillaria meleagris, crocus, cowslip, snowdrops and wood anemones.
A common name for the little wild daffodil
, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, in full flower now, is the Lent lily.
FARNDALE: Thousands from the Teesside region are preparing to visit Farndale''s stunning wild daffodil
BUSY BEES Children from Knop Law School got involved with their local church by planting more than 700 bulbs in its grounds GARDEN Children from Knop Law School, including Daniel Swift, planting wild daffodil
bulbs at Holy Trinity Church
POPULAR: The wild daffodil
Narcissus Pseudonarcissus THREAT?
Where annuals are out of the question, consider resilient bulb flowers with short stems, such as snowdrops, crocuses, the wild daffodil
or Lent lily, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, and crocosmia.
Most people had vegetable gardens or allotments and leeks were commonly grown; few people had flower gardens and the wild daffodil
did not bloom until much later than March 1.