Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Common Daffodil, Wild Daffodil, Lent Lily, Tenby Daffodil, Trumpet Narcissus

Wild Daffodil

Description

Although it is also found growing wild in Germany, we mostly only see cultivated forms of the Common Daffodil or Lent Lily (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) in parks and gardens.

The wild form remains smaller than the large-flowered varieties, its flowers are light yellow in colour.

The flowering period of Narcissus pseudonarcissus lasts here in Central Europe from March to May. It can show its first leaf tips as early as January, the vegetation period lasts until early summer, and it spends the rest of the year as a leafless bulb. Propagation takes place through seeds and daughter bulbs.

The Wild Daffodil can be found in meadows, sparse forests, along streams or in bushes.

Lent Lily

Countries

The natural distribution area reaches from Europe to the Caucasus (Asia).

Northern Europe: Great Britain
Central Europe: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
South-East Europe: Italy
South West Europe: France, Portugal, Spain

In other European countries Narcissus pseudonarcissus is a naturalized species.

Tenby Daffodil

Uses

The Common Daffodil is a popular garden and park plant which is also used as a cut flower.

Trumpet Narcissus

Pollinators

Narcissus pseudonarcissus is flown to by wild bees and honey bees.

Common names

Dutch
Wilde narcis

French
Narcisse Jaune, Narcisse Trompette

German
Osterglocke, Osterglöckchen, Gelbe Narzisse, Trompeten-Narzisse

Italian
Narciso trombone

Portuguese
Narciso-trombeta

Spanish
Narciso de los prados, narciso trompón