Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. obvallaris (Tenby Daffodil)
A bulbous perennial herb of hedgerows, churchyards, roadsides and other grassy places, now usually closely associated with human habitation although formerly more widespread across farmland in S.W. Wales. Lowland.
An enigmatic taxon usually considered to have been derived from N. pseudonarcissus subsp. major in cultivation by Medieval times, although specimens closely resembling subsp. obvallaris occur in the wild in Spain. The Welsh population was much reduced by commercial bulb collectors in the early 19th century. It is better recorded now than in the 1962 Atlas.
A plant of uncertain origin.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections.
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