Daffodil – Narcissus – Narcissus psuedonarcissus

There are thirteen descriptive divisions of daffodils. Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 1 1/2 inch in diameter. All have a central trumpet, bowl, or disc shaped corona surrounded by 6 petals on stem 14-20 inches tall 

  

The earliest record that I could find mentioned daffodils two or three hundred years BC. The first writing about daffodils was Mohammed somewhere about the 6th century AD. The bulb, leaves, and flowers are astringent and emetic. The bulbs are narcotic. 

  

In magic use they are used for love spells, to increase fertility and to ensure luck.

 

Daffodils are in the Lily family

Daffodil

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One response to this post.

  1. I love Daffodils. I buy bunches every spring. They’re so cheery.

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