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Narcissus pseudonarcissus (daffodil)

Synonyms: Ajax pseudonarcissus

Wikipedia Abstract

Narcissus pseudonarcissus (commonly known as wild daffodil or Lent lily) is a perennial flowering plant. This species has pale yellow flowers, with a darker central trumpet. The long, narrow leaves are slightly greyish green in colour and rise from the base of the stem. The plant grows from a bulb. The flowers produce seeds, which when germinated, take five to seven years to produce a flowering plant. (Sexual [seed] reproduction mixes the traits of both parent flowers, so if garden hybrid cultivars are planted close to wild populations of Narcissus pseudonarcissus, there is a danger that the new seedlings, having hybrid vigour, could out-compete the wild plants.)
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  All parts of the plant are poisonous; An extract of the bulb, when applied to open wounds, has caused staggering, numbness of the whole nervous system and paralysis of the heart;
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees
Scent [2]  The flowers have the sweet woodland perfume of the primrose; This is not very discernable when only a few plants are grown, but is quite noticeable in a group of plants;
Structure [2]  Bulb
Usage [2]  A yellow to gold dye is obtained from the flowers;
Height [2]  18 inches (0.45 m)
Width [2]  3.937 inches (0.1 m)
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [3]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [3]  Moist
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Protected Areas


Hepialus lupulinus <Unverified Name>[4]
Myzus ascalonicus (Shallot aphid)[4]
Norellia spinipes[4]


Parasitized by 
Ditylenchus dipsaci (Bud and stem nematode)[5]
Puccinia schroeteri[6]


W. Europe, widely introduced elsewere;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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