Common name: Daffodil
Botanical name: Narcissus spp.
Other common names: Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus, Lent lily
General description: Bulbous herbs 30 to 50cm tall cultivated as either garden or potted specimens. The bulbs are often mistaken for onions if stored together.
Flowers: Strongly scented flowers are held at the end of the stems, either singly or in clusters, with six yellow or white petals and a tubular-like centre.
Leaves: Strap-like leaves are fleshy, linear and green to 50cm long, forming a sheath at the base, erect and more or less the same height as the flowering stem.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are capsules containing numerous black seeds.
Symptoms: Ingestion particularly of the bulb may cause severe vomiting and diarrhoea. Sap may cause skin and eye irritation.
Toxicity category: 2, 3
Warning: Seek medical attention if any part of the bulb is eaten or if symptoms occur.