Flower of the Day: Daffodils

Daffodils
Daffodils

 

What says Spring better than a daff?

Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans, who thought that the sap from daffodils had healing powers.  Actually the sap contains crystals that can irritate the skin.

Greek mythology gives us the term narcissus, another name for the daffodil. There was a young Greek named Narcissus. A nymph called Echo was in love with him, but Narcissus broke off the relationship. Heartbroken Echo hid in a cave and died. Later Narcissus, who was very handsome and quite taken with himself, saw his face in a pool, and as he leaned over to see better, fell in and drowned and became the flower. Oh my!

This is just one of the flowers to be added to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

 

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