Narcissus Pseudonarcissus

Welcome to my website, where you can learn all about Narcissus pseudonarcissus, the wild daffodil!

There are many different species of daffodils, but Narcissus pseudonarcissus is probably the most commonly recognized species of the genus Narcissus. Daffodils are cultivated all across the world, and are a common perennial plant used in beautiful flower gardens. With their large yellow petals and prominent coronas, daffodils are one of the most popular and eye-catching plants on the planet. Annual daffodil festivals are held in the springtime to celebrate the beauty of this plant, and occur in many U.S. states, as well as in Canada.

This plant may seem pretty, but it actually has a dangerous dark side. Daffodils are very poisonous! The source of the toxin lies in the daffodil’s alkaloids, which are chemicals that perform different functions in the plant. If not treated in time, the toxicity of the poison can actually cause death in the victim. The specifics behind the daffodil’s poison are discussed more in detail on the facts page.

This website is part of a larger project called the Multiple Organisms Project, which aims to educate the public about a variety of interesting organisms through webpages like mine. For more fascinating information regarding other organisms, please visit, and discover other students' webpages, which are all created for Biology courses offered at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Feel free to explore my professor's webpage as well at

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My name is Danielle Cook, and you can feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Narcissus pseudonarcissus or about the website, which was created during the spring of 2013. I would love to hear your input or answer any inquiries you may think of. Thanks for stopping by!

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