Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:39
... A patch of snowdrops or daffodils in the middle of nowhere at the side of the road is likely dumped garden waste, take the spade to them and lift *some* of the bulbs. ...
Not in East Anglia and many other rural parts of Great Britain - there are native daffodils and snowdrops and it's the ones that are furthest from gardens that are likely to be the native ones that haven't crossed with cultivated ones from gardens.
The native English daffodil is really scarce now due to loss of habitat and people having dug them up for their gardens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_pseudonarcissus
And yes, it is illegal to dig them up from the 'wild'.