Monday, July 12, 2010

Jonquil or Daffodil Flower

I don't know what is the name of this flower in the moment I'm preparing to post this meme, I'd thought of ringing my MIL to find out what kind of flower it is because I'm sure she knew it and I was right. I just observe this bush type of flower just grow back during winter, when we came back from holiday I was surprised there is a beautiful flower in the backyard they grow in a row but only the first plant has flower and the last part in the row MIL said it's Daffodil now the backyard looks alive having a different color aside from always green plants. They're pretty looking flower they're tiny only but they bloom in bunches, a nice yellow and golden or orange color combination. I also found another flower that blooms in the front yard it's a Jonquill flower but looks like the same as Daffodil but the color is white.
This photo is a Daffodil flower, for my 2 and half years living in this house it's my first winter season to see the bloom of daffodil, pretty looking flower I never thought we had a plant like this in frontyard, now as I know I can look after and take time to water especially on summer days.

This is a Jonquil Flower, I notice what's the difference between this two flowers, they are very similar if you won't take a closer look. The Daffodil has a round petals and the Jonquill has a sharp or pointed petals, but I was now confused again, I've just search online the image of daffodil they have different types it has also round and pointed petals of different colors too. But anyway Jonquil or daffodil as long as they're pretty flowers lets never mind the name.



13 comments:

Carver said...

Those are all very beautiful. This may confuse you further but here is some information from the American Daffodil Society where they answer questions. I looked it up some time ago because I got confused about daffodils and narcissus but they also mention jonquils, although I'm not sure if the jonquil information is only applying to the U.S. since they mention growing zones. The rest should apply everywhere since it's about botanical names:

Taken from the ADS site:

"What is the difference between daffodils and narcissus?

None. The two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils, just as ilex is for hollies. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus, and its use is recommended by the ADS at all times other than in scientific writing.

What is a jonquil?

In some parts of the country any yellow daffodil is called a jonquil, usually incorrectly. As a rule, but not always, jonquil species and hybrids are characterized by several yellow flowers, strong scent, and rounded foliage. The hybrids are confined to Division 7 and the term "jonquil" should be applied only to daffodils in Division 7 or species in Division 13 known to belong to the jonquil group."

Vernz said...

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Siromade said...

@ Carver thanks for your comments and thoughts, it's very informative difference of those flowers..hehe I'll remember those scientific names. Thanks

Rajesh said...

Beautiful Daffodil flowers, lovely colors. I am following your this blog. I hope you follow me too.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The daffodils are pretty. It's nice to see them again in bloom. The daffodils here were spent weeks ago.

Lina Gustina said...

They are so lovely, right?

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Manang Kim said...

Yup this is Daffodil after a long winter this flower is the first one to blossom the sign of spring and of course tulips too. Thanks for the add. Adding you too!


Streak of yellow

EG Wow said...

Gorgeous narcissus! Or jonquil. Or daffodil. :)

Dani said...

lovely captures. I love these flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Monday!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are both beautiful though I have to say those jonquil are my favorite. They just light up any garden. Lovely photos

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of beautiful flowers. If I translate the Swedish name into english it will be "Easter lily". As they bloom around easter time up here. :)

DrowseyMonkey said...

beautiful shots - I love daffodils, they always look so happy :)

Ann said...

we are also getting daffodils too, suppose to be too early.

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