Daffodil Fun Facts

Seeing daffodils around campus reminds us of the arrival of the spring season at Sewanee. Here are some fun facts about the daffodils that we love seeing!

Did you know...

Daffodils are one of the easiest flowers to grow and naturally regrow year after year.

I wonder if I can take one from Sewanee and plant it at my house and have it re-bloom every year?

There is a group called the “American Daffodil Society".

Someone should get a chapter started at Sewanee. I would join.

The daffodil was named after a Greek myth about a man named Narcissus.

Apparently he stared at himself until he died and turned into the flower... what if he had to use the bathroom??

Daffodils are the 10th anniversary flower.

That's pretty cute.

Squirrels won’t eat daffodil bulbs because it has a sap that is poisonous to animals.

Keep your dogs away too! Who knew something so beautiful could be so harmful?!

Scientists are studying whether the daffodil bulbs contain a compound that may treat cancer.

Also who knew this little thing could save lives? Wow!