The March Birth Flower is the Daffodil – also called Narcissus

The March birth flower is the delightful Daffodil which blooms in spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

March Birth Flower: Daffodil

Daffodils are also known as Jonquil or Narcissus and the flowers are white, yellow or orange

Daffodils are native to woodlands and meadows of southern Europe and North Africa with the center of diversity in the western Mediterranean. They are often associated with spring festivals in these regions.

The name Narcissus is linked to the Greek word for 'narcotic' and the Greek myth of a youth that fell in love with his own reflection (narcissism).

The daffodil is a national flower of of both Wales and Iran.

The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that daffodils symbolize friendship and happiness.


Birth flower reference: Floriography Today by S. Theresa Dietz (2000)

Books about the Language of Flowers

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