Daffodil

Latin Name:

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Manx Name:

lus y ghuiy feie

Season:

March - April

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Erin, Fleshwick, Silverdale Glen, Port Soderick, Silverburn River, Niarbyl, Glen Maye, Scarlett, Ballannette, Glen Mooar, Glen Auldyn, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Maughold

Also known as "Wild daffodil" and "Lent Lily", these flowers can be found all over the island and are very hard to miss, although they only last for a few weeks. Bishopscourt glen is a particularly good place to find them.

In folklore, it is said that Daffodils grow wild on the sites of old religious orders.

Several varieties of Narcissus pseudonarcissus can be found on the island, but this is the most common.

The name "lus y ghuiy feie" roughly translates to "Wild goose plant". Traditionally, geese were brought into the house to lay their eggs. It was considered unlucky to bring daffodils into the house for fear that the goose would mistake the yellow flowers for goslings and stop hatching its eggs.
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