Do you find yourself asking, "Is that a narcissus or a daffodil?" Or, "Which ones are jonquils?" We did, so we've hunted down the answers for you.
Actually, they can all be called narcissus or more formally narcissus jonquilla. We found a great set of questions and answers at the American Daffodil Society's website. Please visit their site for a great section of frequently asked questions about these lovely plants that trumpet the arrival of spring.
About jonquils, they say, "In some parts of the country any yellow daffodil is called a jonquil, usually incorrectly. As a rule, but not always, jonquil species and hybrids are characterized by several yellow flowers, strong scent, and rounded foliage. The hybrids are confined to Division 7 and the term "jonquil" should be applied only to daffodils in Division 7 or species in Division 13 known to belong to the jonquil group."
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Penny Cherubino
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