Narcissus pseudonarcissus, often known as the wild daffodil or Lent Lily, is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family that grows in the University Parks, near the LMH entrance. Narcissi are bulbous herbaceous perennials, with many varieties and hybrids that flower from January right though the spring, depending on variety. N. pseudonarcissus has been flowering in the Parks for a couple of weeks now. Growing up to 35cm tall, with unusually bluey-green foliage, this variety has flowers 4-6cm wide, with a deep yellow trumpet and slightly paler outer segments.
It likes full sun or partial shade and can do well in a sheltered spot or (as in the Parks) in a more exposed position. Plant the bulbs up to twice their own depth. They will do well in most soils but prefer some moisture during the growing period. Remove any dead foliage around six weeks after flowering.