E.J.Wilkins

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Spring blooms


Narcissus bulbocodium ssp obesus

Pictured growing wild in Portugal - March 2009.

This plant is available for gardeners as "Hoop-Petticoat Daffodil".
It's good for rockeries and scree gardens because it is low growing and tolerates very dry soils.

The plant is about four inches tall.

Taken on a very windy day - which explains the slight movement in the picture.
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Spring blooms


Narcissus bulbocodium ssp obesus

Pictured growing wild in Portugal - March 2009.

This plant is available for gardeners as "Hoop-Petticoat Daffodil".
It's good for rockeries and scree gardens because it is low growing and tolerates very dry soils.

The plant is about four inches tall.

Taken on a very windy day - which explains the slight movement in the picture.
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comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Mar 2009, 02:16
Everything is moving here...even the camera...is the wind blustery?
EJWilkins: Very blustery smile
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 26 Mar 2009, 07:36
Pity about the wind but I like how the sun sems to be on the petals
EJWilkins: It was a very bright sunny day, the wind was approaching gale force, which made things quite "interesting"
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2009, 07:43
The lighting effect on the petals is marvelous, yellow is such a bright and bubbly colour.
EJWilkins: Yellow is so vibrant isn't it, such a welcome colour after the drabness of winter
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Mar 2009, 08:18
Just lovely and heartwarming. Spring is coming!
EJWilkins: Yes, Spring certainly is coming, in all its glory smile
One for the spring !
Looks lovely..
EJWilkins: Yes, and a wild flower too, which is even more special
  • mikedi
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2009, 09:41
Depth looks pretty perfect to me
EJWilkins: Not bad really, for f5.6, I thought so too
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2009, 09:50
lovely image,Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks, they're lovely little flowers
An unusual cultivar but very useful one, Nice.
EJWilkins: They are, I think, the wild version of what can be bought to plant in the garden. I was so surprised to see them
Lovely spring capture Ellie!
EJWilkins: It's a wonderful time of year
Growth is budding everywhere now Ellie...Beautiful!
EJWilkins: It is, at long last.

Judging by our willow tree, and comparing it with pictures taken last year, I'd reckon this year's Spring is a good three or four weeks later.
I rather like the slight softness
EJWilkins: If you look really, really, closely you might be able to find a teeny part of the picture that's almost in sharp focus grin
Very Cheerful. Spring is here.
EJWilkins: Yes, Spring is arriving, but it's so much later than it has been for the last few years.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2009, 17:23
I love yellow wildflowers. They are so sunny!
EJWilkins: I love them too, and this year they've been so very welcome after what's been a long, cold winter.
Lovely picture, Ellie. Very fresh and springlike.
EJWilkins: Do you get these growing wild in Spain Sheila?
  • martie
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2009, 18:16
You have captured this most welcome sight beautifully!
EJWilkins: It was a most welcome sight indeed smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2009, 19:26
Very interesting Ellie: I've never seen this variety before
EJWilkins: Nor had I, but once I'd managed to identify it I found it for sale online, from specialist nurseries. I'm assume somebody or other imported some bulbs and has bred them.
Where they were growing is never waterlogged, so they would need a very well-drained site.
Theleaves are unusual, they're rolled rather than flat like our "normal" daffodils.
Delightful spring pic Ellie
EJWilkins: Lovely and bright colours, that's what's so good about yellow flowers
A beautiful plant Ellie, and the wind hasn't given you too many problems.
EJWilkins: Not too many problems, thank goodness
Flowers are so beautiful.
EJWilkins: They are, aren't they. All flowers are beautiful.

Do these grow wild near where you live Albert?

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