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Daffodil
Liliaceae
Narcissus psuedonarcissus L


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Liliaceae Family

Narcissus Genus

Location

Origin & Range: Native to Western Europe from Spain and Portugal east to Germany and north to England and Wales. It is commonly grown in gardens and populations have become established in many other parts of Europe and America


Physical Description
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 Narcissus species have a central trumpet-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The seeds are black, round and swollen with hard coat. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals. Though the traditional daffodil of folklore, poetry, and field may have a yellow to golden-yellow color all over, both in the wild species and due to breeding, the perianth and corona may be variously colored. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants



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Liliaceae
Liliales
Liliales
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

These bulb plants are Toxic, they cause dermatitis due to the calcium oxalate in the sap!An extract of the bulb, when applied to open wounds, has caused staggering, numbness of the whole nervous system and paralysis of the heart

"Daffodil Itch" involves dryness, fissures, scaling, and erythema in the hands, often accompanied by subungual hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin beneath the nails).

A yellow to gold dye is obtained from the flowers.

The bulbs, leaves, and flowers are astringent and powerfully emetic. The bulb, especially, is narcotic and depresses the nervous system. It has been used in the treatment of hysterical affections and even epilepsy with some effect. The bulb is harvested in the winter and dried for later use. The flowers are harvested in dry weather when they are fully open and should be dried quickly. They are less powerful than the bulbs but are also considered to be antispasmodic and are useful in relieving the congestive bronchial catarrh of children and also useful in cases of epidemic dysentery

According to a Greek myth, a young wood nymph named Echo fell in love with Narcissus. Narcissus was bestowed with great beauty, by the gods. In order to keep his beauty and youth he was not supposed to look at his own reflection. He became so self-conceited with his beauty that he did not bother about Echo, who was consumed by love,
until all that was left of her was her voice. The goddess Nemesis led the vain Narcissus to a shimmering lake. There, he looked at his reflection and faded. The gods, however, thinking that Nemesis was too harsh, decided to change his sentence by turning him into a flower, the Narcissus

Poultry keepers thought the flower was unlucky and would not allow it in the home as they believed it would stop their poultry laying eggs or the eggs hatching. A superstition in Maine, states that you will cause a daffodil not bloom if you point at it with an index

finger.



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Comment: Daffodil, Narcissus psuedonarcissus L

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raspirate
raspirate
June 04, 2010
Where did you get the yellow and white raggedy ones (somewhat strange looking) and the pinkish coral ones?


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