Common Daffodil, Wild Daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Wild Daffodil


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.

Other common names are Lent Lily, Tenby Daffodil, Trumpet Narcissus.

Lent Lily


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


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

Trumpet Narcissus


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

Common names

Wilde narcis

Narcisse Jaune, Narcisse Trompette

Osterglocke, Osterglöckchen, Gelbe Narzisse, Trompeten-Narzisse

Narciso trombone


Narciso de los prados, narciso trompón

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