Narcissus bulbocodium - Yellow Hoop Petticoat Daffodil

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asparagales - Family: Amaryllidaceae

Narcissus bulbocodium

One of the delights of spring in the Iberian Peninsula is to see this lovely little daffodil, familiar from our English gardens, flowering in the wild. Depending on the warmth of particular springs this flower can be found from the end of February onwards.

Narcissus bulbocodium, southern Portugal

Hoop Petticoat Daffodil, as it is sometimes called, is a native of the Iberian Peninsula, South West France and North West Africa where it is mainly confined to mountain pastures and hillsides - some very steep.

The specimens shown on this page were photographed on steep hillsides near Burgau, in the Algarve in southern Portugal, during March.

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