Wild Tulip


The Wild Tulip can grow up to 45cm in height, the flower head being a distinctive brilliant yellow with loosely arranged petals, quite different from the usually accepted form of cultivated garden tulip, nodding in bud and becoming more erect with age. The leaves are linear-lanceolate, greyish green in colour.

Found usually in meadows and grassy places, with one or two good sites near Wantage in Oxfordshire and another near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.

In flower from April to mid May.



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