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Drippy Daffy

Drippy Daffy
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Here's the picture I kept forgetting to post! From bud to peeking open, to almost all the way open, this lovely daffodil has certainly gotten a lot of attention! :D

Daffodils are in the same family as Amaryllis flowers, which makes me go, "OHH!!! YES!!" They have a similarity, don't they?! There are about 50-100 wild species and wild hybrids, and seemingly countless varieties cultivated by enthusiasts!

Daffodils contain poison in both their bulbs and leaves and can cause dermatitus problems if handled too much. How about this!! Did you know that daffodils produce Galantamine, a drug that's used to treat Alzheimer's Disease?!!! WOW! These flowers have been used for various medicinal purposes in the past but were eventually found to be unaffective, but they ARE helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer's, which is wonderful!

If you would like to know more about these popular beauties, Wiki has a very complete source of information here: Narcissus(plant)

If you'd like to see pictures of many kinds of daffodils, I found this company with gorgeous pictures of a dizzying variety here:
Daffodil Depot

This image was taken in March, 2012.

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