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March Birth Flowers Daffodil and Jonquil

Spring to It with March Birth Flowers

Happy Birthday, March celebrants! You have the special honor of being a springtime baby and can call daffodil and jonquil your birth flowers. Even though many people think daffodils and jonquils are the same flower, there are subtle differences seen in the leaves; daffodil leaves have sharp, sword-shaped tips while jonquil’s tips are rounded.

Both flowers are from the Narcissus genus, which has over 50 species. If you refer to daffodil or jonquil as narcissus, you’d be correct.

In This Healthy Insight:

  1. All about the daffodil
  2. What are the uses of daffodils?
  3. What does daffodil symbolize?
  4. All about jonquils
  5. What are the uses of jonquils?
  6. What does the jonquil symbolize?
  7. Famous March Birthdays
  8. List of birth months and flowers
March Birth Flowers Daffodil

All about the daffodil

It’s no surprise that daffodil is March’s birth flower as these cheerful flowers are the harbingers of spring, sometimes even popping up through the last vestiges of melting snow.

As mentioned above, the botanical name is Narcissus, which comes from the Greek word narkissos. The root word is narke, meaning narcotic, intoxicated or numbing, attributed to the sedative effect from the alkaloids in its plants. All members of the Narcissus genus are poisonous, making them critter-proof. If you have deer in your yard, you know they never eat daffodils. Only certain insects are immune from the poison and are able to eat the bulbs and leaves which sometimes destroys the plant.

What are the uses of daffodils?

Ancient Romans prized the daffodil for its sap, believing it could cure various diseases, but it soon dropped out of favor. Being poisonous, you can see why!  Daffodils later emerged in 17C England as a colorful addition to their flower garden.

Historically, the daffodil has also been associated with death and rebirth and is often considered the ideal Easter flower.   

What does daffodil symbolize?

Since daffodils bloom in the spring, they symbolize new beginnings, devotion and rebirth. They’ve also come to be known for creativity and inspiration. If you give someone this flower, you’re expressing a deep unequaled love.

Poet William Wordsworth devoted an entire poem to the uplifting nature of daffodils with their bright yellow petals and cheerfulness. Daffodils are the perfect way to say the sun is always shining when your loved one is around. 

Because daffodils symbolize love, trust and devotion, people born in March are some of the most pleasant, easy-going people who bring sunshine into the lives of those around them.

March Birth Flowers Jonquil

All about jonquils

The name “jonquil” Narcissus jonquilla comes from the Spanish “jonquillo,” referring to the rush-like leaves of the plant. Each jonquil stem bears between two and six bright yellow blossoms, and they are the most fragrant of the Narcissus genus.

What are the uses of jonquils?

Although jonquils are native to the Mediterranean region, they are now found around the globe and are especially popular in the southern parts of the United States. The playwright, Tennessee Williams, used them frequently to represent delicacy and nostalgia.

What does the jonquil symbolize?

Jonquils are associated with the Greek myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection. In the language of flowers, jonquils represent a desire for love to be returned to the flower giver.

Jonquils have many meanings. For the Greeks they can express sympathy for someone who’s experienced a loss. In China they symbolize luck. Around the world they represent bliss and friendship. Individuals with March birth flowers have a great temperament and show loyalty and commitment to friends and family. Since jonquils have multiple meanings, they’re appropriate for multiple occasions!  

Famous March Birthdays

  • Justin Bieber – March 1, 1994
  • Desi Arnaz – March 2, 1917
  • Alexander Graham Bell – March 3, 1847
  • Rob Reiner – March 6, 1947
  • Lester Holt – March 8, 1959
  • Carrie Underwood – March 10, 1983
  • Albert Einstein – March 14, 1879
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – March 15, 1933
  • Rob Lowe – March 17, 1964
  • Queen Latifa – March 18, 1970
  • George Benson – March 22, 1943
  • Lady Gaga – March 28, 1986

List of birth months and flowers

Plan ahead with a thoughtful bouquet for friends and family this year using the following guide.

Have a loved one celebrating a March birthday?  A sunny bouquet of daffodil and jonquil birth flowers fit the bill.  It’s personal, unique and meaningful. You can’t go wrong!

For thousands of years flowers have been used to express feelings, complement a garden, heal various health conditions, or add fragrance to the air. Aromatherapy using floral and essential oils is enormously popular and Botanic Choice carries a huge array of them for many occasions, including several floral oils. Whether you’re looking to create a calm, energizing or seasonal atmosphere, you’re sure to find the perfect scent right here. Check out our aromatherapy today!  

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