Any flower of the daffodil family is known as Narcissus, they are most popular flowers in the world and in Germany as well. Narcissus is a spring flowering bulb, which has flowers like bulbs as found in Jonquils, daffodils etc.
The name of Narcissus is derived from a Greek legend, which means ‘numbness; which refers to the sedative or narcotic properties of the plant, meaning a bulb carrying a toxic substance. The perfume of this flower is so pleasant that it is the most popular flower of spring in U.K.
Flowers of Narcissi are mainly grown in the Isles of Scilly, Channels Isles, Holland and Great Britain. The Daffodil is worn on St David Day as it is the emblem of Wales. The daffodil is used to raise money on National Daffodil Day by the organization of Marie Curie Cancer Care. It is believed that the flowers of daffodils symbolize new hope and life.
Daffodils have the medicinal value as well as the bulb of daffodil contain a substance called Galanthine, which is used to fight Alzheimer’s.