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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Daffodil

In Ancient Greece, daffodils were a symbol of death.

Wild daffodils were introduced to Britain by the Romans, who praised them for their healing properties and used them to make plasters.

Poultry keepers once thought the daffodil unlucky and would not allow it in their homes as they believed it would stop hens laying or eggs hatching.

English poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came upon a "long belt" of daffodils on April 15, 1802, inspiring him to pen his most famous work, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.


The UK produces half the world’s daffodil bulbs, exporting 10,000 tons a year.

The English county of Cornwall produces about a fifth of the world’s daffodils

Source Daily Mail 

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