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Facts about Daffodils








Daffodils are members of the Narcissus family.
Daffodils originated in south west Europe.
These days, the majority of daffodils are grown in the Channel Islands, Great Britain, Holland and the Isles of Scilly.
There are over 25,000 varieties of daffodils and they come in yellow, white, orange and even a peach/pink shade.
All parts of the daffodil are poisonous.
The sap of daffodils can be damaging to other flowers. If you’ve picked them to display in a vase with other flowers, then it’s best to leave them in water on their own for at least 12 hours, before mixing them together.
The emblem of Wales is the daffodil. People often wear daffodils on St. David’s Day.
In New York, nearly 2,500,000 daffodils are grown each year.
The Victorians thought daffodils acted as a symbol of regard.
Prince Charles, from the British Royal Family, is annually given one daffodil to act as a form of rent for land on the Isles of Scilly.
Daffodil bulbs contain a substance called galanthine, which has medicinal properties. In fact, it’s sometimes used in treatments for Alzheimer’s.
In Australia, they have an annual Daffodil Day to help raise awareness about cancer. The daffodil is also used as a symbol by Marie Curie Cancer Care in the UK.


   
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