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The daffodil is also known as a Jonquil, Narcissus, Paperwhite and “Poet Hower”. Species name is Narcissus, every daffodil is a narcissus, but not all of daffodils (plural of narcissus) are daffodils. Narcissus botanical is the name for the genus. The name “daffodil” is usually used for single, tubular-shaped flowers.

The name “Narcissus” is derived from Greek mythology. Nymph, fell in love with the Greek youth Narcissus, who loves only himself and, therefore reject her. She died of a broken heart. Narcissus loved seeing his reflection in a pool of water and stood there and admiring his beauty. The gods were angry with him and changed Narcissus into a flower named after him – the Narcissus flower.

The flower has six petals arranged in a star shape with a central trumpet to the outside. Stems single flowers are of 30-50 cm (12-20 inches), multi-flowering stems, usually shorter. They vary in size and color depending on the variety. There are more than 25,000 varieties of daffodils in shades of yellow, white, peach, pink, orange, and bicolor. Many daffodils flowers are fragrant.

Daffodil was cultivated in Roman times, they brought daffodil bulbs in the UK. Daffodils are native to south-west Europe and used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In Europe, daffodils are grown commercially in the Channel Islands, Great Britain, Isles of Scilly and Holland.

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