Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. pseudonarcissus
A bulbous perennial herb of Fraxinus and Quercus woods, Pteridium stands, scrubby banks and pastures. In woodland it responds favourably to coppicing, but plant vigour decreases after hot, dry summers. Lowland.
There has been some decline in the distribution of subsp. pseudonarcissus recently, probably mainly due to changes in land use and management. The limits of its native range in our area are unclear; populations in semi-natural habitats in England and Wales are generally mapped as native unless evidence points to the contrary, but it is undoubtedly alien in Ireland and usually regarded as such in Scotland.
Suboceanic Temperate element; naturalised in Europe outside its native range.
Atlas Change Index: 0.87
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. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.