The plant reaches a height of 15 to 30 cm, blooming from April to May. It has single, yellow, star-shaped flowers with a corolla in a shape of a bell. The leaves are long and narrow. The species is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant, often planted in gardens, however, has gained a great popularity as a cut flower as well. It does not occur in its feral form in Poland. The presence of the wild daffodil both in Bieszczady Mountains and Beskidy Mountains is a distinctive sign that a village must have existed in the area. In deserted villages, the lent lily can be spotted in former gardens, and in graveyards.