Cee’s Flower of the Day for March 23rd is the Daffodil. This is my fourteenth photo challenge post for the Flower of the Day Challenge and it’s in response to the Flower of the Day Challenge by Cee Neuner. These are the beautiful flowers that I have chosen for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge for March 23rd, 2020. Here’s a link to Cee’s blog https://ceenphotography.com/2020/03/22/fotd-march-23-daffodil/
Narcissus tazetta is also known as paperwhite, bunch-flowered narcissus, bunch-flowered daffodil, Chinese sacred lily, cream narcissus, joss flower, polyanthus narcissus, Nargis) is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb. Cultivars of N. tazetta include ‘Paperwhite’, ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ and ‘Ziva’, which are popularly used for forcing indoors, as is the form of N. tazetta known as Chinese Sacred Lily. Commonly known in India as Nargis, daffodils are lilylike perennials with numerous narrow, straplike leaves, and a single flowering stalk, all arising from a subterranean bulb. Leaves grow upward, then droop out and down, and range from 6-30 inch in length. Flower stalks range from 4 in tall in the miniature varieties, up to 24 in tall in standard varieties. There can be from one to a dozen or more flowers per stalk. Flower colors are mostly white and yellow, but some kinds have orange, pink or red coronas. There are about 50 species of daffodils, and many thousands of named cultivars and hybrids of garden origin. Daffodils originated in Portugal, Spain, the southern coast of France and the northern coast of Morocco. Medieval Arabs used juice of the wild daffodil, N. pseudonarcissus as a cure for baldness.
Hope everyone is staying safe and well during this horrific time in our beautiful world! It’s been a hard day today since it’s my younger sister’s birthday and for the first time in thirty years my parents and I will not be able to celebrate with her since we are all social distancing and she works as a physician assistant. It’s also a hard day since I found out that one of my dearest friends in my Zumba family lost her brother to Coronavirus. Her husband happens to be a physician and he is advising everyone to stay home so we can make sure more people don’t get the Coronavirus. I’m hopeful that we can all get through this safely but sad when I realize that many politicians are not taking it seriously enough. Will you all join me in thanking the true heroes for still hanging in there on the frontlines, protecting us, and taking care of us all!