Daffodil

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The daffodil is any of a number of perennial plants of the genus Narcissus. They are bulb plants notable for their flowers, which consist of a central trumpet surrounded by petals.

The daffodil is one of two National Flowers of Wales, the other being the leek. This seems to be due to confusion over their Welsh names, which are Cenhinen Pedr and Cenhinen respectively.

In Elizabethan England it became popular in poetry to refer to the daffodil with the whimsical name of daffdowndilly. The best known example of this is in the song Diaphenia by Francis Pilkington.

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