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Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Genus: Narcissus
Species: N. pseudonarcissus
Binomial name
Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Narcissus pseudonarcissus (commonly known as wild daffodil or Lent lily) is a perennial flowering plant of the family Amaryllidaceae which grows from a bulb. It has pale yellow flowers with a darker central trumpet. The long, narrow leaves are slightly greyish in colour and rise from the base of the stem.



The species is native to Western Europe from Spain and Portugal east to Germany and north to England and Wales. It is commonly grown in gardens and populations have become established in many other parts of Europe. Wild plants grow in woods, grassland and on rocky ground. In Britain native populations have decreased substantially since the 19th century due to intensification of agriculture, clearance of woodland and uprooting of the bulbs for use in gardens.


There are a number of subspecies of the wild daffodil but the exact number varies according to different authors. The large number of cultivars adds to the difficulty of classification. Among the subspecies is the Tenby daffodil (N. p. ssp. obvallaris, sometimes classed as a separate species) which probably originated in cultivation but now grows wild in south-west Wales.


The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and also the county flower of Gloucestershire.


External references

  1. Narcissus pseudonarcissus - Plants For A Future database report

External links


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

N. pseudonarcissus


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Alliaceae
Tribus: Narcisseae
Genus: Narcissus
Sectiones: N. sect.  Pseudonarcissi
Species: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Subspecies: N. p. subsp.  calcicarpetanus - N. p. subsp.  eugeniae - N. p. subsp.  munozii-garmendiae - N. p. subsp.  pseudonarcissus - N. p. subsp. pugsleyanus


Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.


  • Ajax pseudonarcissus (L.) Haw., Monogr. Narciss.: 2 (1831).

Vernacular names

Cymraeg: Cenhinen Bedr
Dansk: Påskelilje
Deutsch: Gelbe Narzisse
English: Wild daffodil
Français: Narcisse jaune
Magyar: Csupros nárcisz
Nederlands: Wilde narcis
日本語: ラッパスイセン
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Påskelilje
‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Påskelilje
Português: Narcissus
Svenska: Påsklilja
Türkçe: Yabani nergis
中文: 黄水仙


  • Species Plantarum 1:289. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 25045
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: N. pseudonarcissus.
  • Botanical names in the genus Narcissus, updated September 2008. Roy. Hort. Soc.
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