March Birth Flower: All About Daffodils

If you're a March baby, daffodils are your birth flower. 
Daffodils are one of the first flowers to bloom in Spring. Daffodils are either white or yellow with few exceptions. They typically have six petal-like tepals with a trumpet-shaped corona. Their native habitats are varied; they grow in open spaces, ranging from low marshes to rocky hillsides and montane pastures. Daffodils may prosper at different elevations, are relatively carefree and “naturalize” quite easily.

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Daffodils, along with other floral bulbs, are symbolic of rebirth and new beginnings. Daffodils are also known to mean fidelity, due to their ability to rebloom year after year. Daffodils are not only a sign of Winter's end, but they are considered emblems of good luck and future prosperity. The daffodil is also the 10th wedding anniversary flower; it is said to ensure happiness in marriage.

We would be at a loss if we didn’t mention the history of how the daffodil got its name. The Latin name for the daffodil is Narcissus. This name was given after the mythological Greek character who loved himself too much. The story goes that Narcissus was admiring his reflection in a river, leaned in too far to stare more closely at his own reflection, fell in and drowned. His arrogance ultimately led to his death. hoever named the daffodil after such a story knew that it had a beauty well worth staring at.
Fun Facts
Want to know more? Bonus fun fact: the daffodil is well-loved in many countries. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, where it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth. The English also adore the daffodil. There, daffodils are also known as “Lent lilies” because of their long association with Lent.
Daffodils in Medicine
The daffodil has a history of being used in mixtures for multiple medicinal purposes. Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought they had healing powers. Romans often used concoctions made with daffodils to comfort themselves while dying. Meanwhile, Medieval Arabs used the juice of the wild daffodil as a cure for baldness. 

In modern-day medicine, the daffodil has been researched for its interactions with the nervous system in relieving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia.

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