Daffodil, an herbaceous garden plant. A typical daffodil bears large yellow flowers in spring. The common, or trumpet, daffodil is native to northern Europe but grows in woods and hedges in North America. The plant grows from a bulb. It has a single, trumpet-shaped flower at the end of each stalk. The stalks, from 8 to 18 inches (20 to 46 cm) high, are surrounded by five or six wide, blue-green leaves of varying lengths.

Common DaffodilCommon Daffodil

Among the many kinds of daffodils cultivated in gardens are the hooped, or petticoat, daffodil, which has a solitary, erect yellow flower with inconspicuous petals; and the double yellow daffodil, which has a bright yellow flower with a double trumpet form. The flower will bloom in winter when grown indoors.

The daffodil is sometimes called jonquil, which is also the name of a closely related plant.

Daffodils belong to the genus Narcissus of the family Amaryllidaceae. The common daffodil is N. pseudo-narcissus; hooped, N. bulbocodium; double yellow, N. pseudo-narcissus plenus.

The daffodilThe daffodil is a yellow garden flower that blooms in early spring.