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Wild daffodil

Observed: 27th March 2010 By: miked
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Narcissus pseudonarcissus 7764
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No interactions present.

Species with which Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) interacts

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Norwichnaturalist's picture

A Cultivar

Probably a Cultivar true wild Daffs are rather rare in the UK
92% will have been planted

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

miked's picture

These look very much like

These look very much like wild daffs and this ancient woodland is supposed to contain one of the very few populations of this species in this part of the country. Note the thin leaves (compare with the bluebell leaves coming up in among them), details of the flower and general overall appearance.

Norwichnaturalist's picture

ok thats different

Perhaps they are then look at these keys for other ssp and cultivars
http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/content/daffodil.html

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

miked's picture

I knew of Mick's key but had

I knew of Mick's key but had not tried it. Many years ago I used to work on a research station where there was a collection of many hundreds of cultivars of daffodils and other bulbs and a breeding program, rather more types of Narcissus than are in the key so you always need to bear in mind that the key does not cover absolutely everything that you could come across. The breeding program was trying to produce cultivars that were resistant to pests and diseases but also different types of flowers.