Alias: Water fairy, exquisite
jade, daffodil flower, nvshi flower, heaven shallot, elegant garlic.
Daffodil is a perennial herb.
Its underground bulb looks like onion, oviod or long ovoid. The scarfskin is
brown involucra. The leaf is narrow and zonal. The scape is hollow in the middle
and flat tube-shaped. Usually there are several to more than 10 scapes in one
bulb, and there are several to more than 10 flowers in one scape, constituting a
The Chinese daffodil belongs
to the amaryllis genus. Daffodil is a perennial herb. Because its bulb likes
onion or garlic, it was called Elegant Garlic in the Six Dynasties and Heaven
Shallot in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Subsequently, it obtained several smart
and beautiful names, such as golden calix, silver desk, couple orchid, elegant
guest, and woman star.
2. Common Species in China
Daffadil mainly comprises two
species, single petal and multiple petals. The former has a white blue corolla
and yellow sepals with golden coronal in the center like a calyx, and the flower
has faint scents; hence it is called Jade Desk and Golden Calix. The flower can
last for about half a month. The corolla of the latter has light yellow bottom
and light white top, with more than 10 petals in a cluster. There is no clear
assistant corolla. It is called Hundred-leaf Daffadil or Exquisite Jade. The
flower can last for about twenty days.
The distribution of daffodils
is limited to the east foot of Yuanshan Mountain, which is one of the eight
famous scenic spots of Zhangzhou.