Narcissus – The Flower – It’s Meaning

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I came across these lovely, little Narcissus flowers today. I was surprised to still see them blooming, since all the other daffodil flowers have withered away already. I was curious as to where these flower species got its name from.

Call them what you may: Narcissus, Daffodils, or Jonquils. Accordingly to the Journal of Experimental Botany, the Narcissus represents the transformation of life and the inescapability of death, vanity, resurrection, and renewed vigor, hence, a Christian Easter symbol.

In Greek mythology, a man named Narkissos fell in love with his own image as it reflected in the water. His self-longing caused him to fade away, and he was turned into the flower Narcissus.

However you want to call these pretty flowers, have a happy spring!

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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7 Responses to Narcissus – The Flower – It’s Meaning

  1. Lovely to read about these flowers… most interesting, Peggy. Enjoy the spring and all its beauty!

  2. Gorgeous! Our spring flowers like these are still weeks away from showing themselves.

  3. Delightful and always a surprise from your work.

  4. Gunta says:

    I tend to call them “daffies”! O_o Anyway you say it, your images do them credit.

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