Close-up of a daffodil flower


With their striking yellow displays, daffodils are true heralds of spring. Growing from bulbs, daffodils are sizeable wildflowers that have pale yellow outer petals around a dark yellow trumpet. The wild plants are smaller and paler than the many garden varieties and are native to the woods, grassland and rocky places of Western Europe. Despite a recent population decline, they are still one of the most common wildflowers of the English and Welsh countryside. Known also as Lent lilies because they bloom in early spring and usually drop before Easter, daffodils are also one of the national symbols of Wales.

Scientific name: Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Rank: Species

Common names:

  • Lent lily,
  • Wild daffodil

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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web