Lets see...! how the most handsome man turned into a flower (Greek Mythology)?

Did you know, how the most handsome man, Daffodil, turned into a flower

Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Their attractive flowers usually bear showy yellow or white flowers with six petals and a trumpet-shape central corona.

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The Mythology

The Latin name for the common daffodil is narcissus, named after the mythological Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Narcissus was so self-absorbed and proud of his own looks that he was completely indifferent to anyone who fell in love with him. He had no room in his heart for intimacy with others.

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Rejecting connections, he angered the gods, and was cursed to one day fall in love and not have it returned. This curse was fulfilled when Narcissus unexpectedly saw an image in a clear, still pool. Of course, it was his reflection, but at first he did not recognize it. This was the first time that he fell in love with someone other than himself, but it was doomed to be an unfulfilled love.

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The object of his love was eternally separated from Narcissus by a membrane of water. In his grief, Narcissus laid down beside the pool and disappeared into the underworld. When his companions looked for Narcissus, they found a flower with a yellow center and white petals — a daffodil — where his body last laid.

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Daffodils are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring. They bring the promise of warmer weather as well as a much needed burst of color to the still grey and dull landscape of your yard or flower beds. Like other bulbs, daffodils are very easy to grow.

Select a site that offers full sun or part shade. Most daffodils tolerate a range of soils but grow best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is moist during the growing season.

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