Wild daffodil

Wild daffodil
Wild daffodil

I know these are genuine wild daffodils as I planted a few bulbs (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) from Shipton Bulbs.

The wild British daffodil is short, with cream outer petals framing a dark yellow trumpet.  There are escapee garden daffodils in the area, which will no doubt hybridise, but at least I know what a proper wild daffodil looks like now.

Wild daffodils were once common such as in the Golden Triangle on the Gloucestershire -Herefordshire border where so many people came to admire and collect the flowers that a Daffodil Express train service was run in the 1930s.

It’s not so far to Gloucestershire, only 4 miles to Three Shires Stone, so a few tame, wild daffs won’t be out of place.


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