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Fun facts about Daffodils

Daffodils are the national flower of Wales and they are traditionally worn on St. Davids day.

If you were born in March, your birth flower is the Daffodil.

The Daffodil symbolizes the Chinese New Year and is believed to bring good fortune, especially if it blooms on this lovely day.

This flower also originated in Europe, but is now mainly produced in Holland and Great Britain.

Daffodils are involved in the fight against cancer. Every spring the American Cancer Society has Daffodil Days in which donors are given daffodils in appreciation for their contributions.

It is tradition to have or receive daffodils for your tenth wedding anniversary.

The Daffodil is actually included in the Amaryllis family.

Daffodils produce a chemical, galantamine, that is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The daffodil bulb is poisonous to both children and animals. It will also kill other flowers arranged with it in bouquet.

The daffodil is the official flower of New York City. The Daffodil Project was started after September 11 to create a living memorial of hope. There are over 3 million bulbs planted in around the city.

Resources used: http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/daffodils_march_flower.html, http://www.hotfact.com/facts_about_daffodils.html, http://www.mobot.org/bloomblast/daffodil/history.asp, http://www.babiesonline.com/flowersbirthmonth/Daffodil.asp, http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_newsroom/press_releases/press_releases.php?id=19883

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