Bunchflower Daffodil (Narcissus tazetta ssp. aureus)

Bunchflower Daffodil (Narcissus tazetta ssp. aureus) on the east bank of Gardiner’s Creek. The fully golden Jonquil is a product of the western Mediterranean (Italy, France, Algeria and Morocco), and a rarely-reported occurrence in Victoria. Aureus is known in herbarium records only from escapes on the Glenelg River at Harrow in far western Vic, on the Yarrowee at Ballarat, and in a police reserve on the outskirts of Dandenong, however it is likely a more frequently removed weed that just doesn’t make it to formal reporting. This cluster may be a relatively recent garden escape, although it has successfully rafted the creek at least once to get to this location, and there may very well be other patches.

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