Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Narcissus pseudonarcissus
of the Daffodil family
a perennial
30-50 cm high
blooms March-May
likes meadows, woodland, riverbanks
can be seen throughout the Park. This was by the road past the Boathouse.

The daffodil is a very old species. The Greeks knew it as asphodelus which grew in the fields of the Underworld. This name has evolved from affodilus to daffodil. The ground bulbs of the daffodil have narcotic properties. It can be used in small doses as a purgative and emetic. It's crushed bulbs have also been used to heal wounds when mixed with barley.