Wednesday, 8 March 2017

In the the dappled shade of an ancient woodland in March

You might think that daffodils are one of the most familiar flowers of the early spring, but actually even in the countryside most daffodils you see are garden varieties which are the descendants of escapes or deliberate planting. These days it's actually quite difficult to find the native wild daffodil Narcissus pseudonarcissus which are identified by their narrow, grey-green leaves and pale yellow petals surrounding a darker yellow trumpet giving the flower a distinctive two-tone effect.  Surely there can be few more beautiful places to find them growing than the dappled shade of an ancient woodland on the coast near Arnside in Cumbria, as we did today. 

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