The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. It became associated with new beginnings (and the coming of spring) because it is one of the first perennials to bloom after the winter frost.
Though daffodils do grow in shades of white and orange, they are best known for brightening up the garden with their cheery yellow hues.
The Latin name for daffodil is Narcissus. It is believed to be named after the son of the river god from Greek mythology. Narcissus was celebrated for his beauty, but he was arrogant.
The goddess Nemesis noticed this and lured him to a pool where he fell in love with his own reflection.
Some sources say while he was staring at his reflection nymphs transformed him into a narcissus flower to get revenge for how he treated them.
Others think he drowned trying to capture his reflection, and the flowers growing along the riverbed were named after him. Some even liken the nodding heads of daffodil flowers to Narcissus bending down and gazing at his reflection.
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