the flowers most associated with March is the narcissus (Wild daffodil).
Named after the boy in Greek mythology, who was changed into a flower.
is also known as Lent Lily because it blooms in early spring and the
blooms usually dropping before Easter. It is the main daffodil species
The daffodil became a
popular Welsh symbol in the 19th Century. Lloyd George used it to symbolise
Wales at the 1911 Investiture
and in official publications.
inspired amongst others William Wordsworth to write his famous poem "Daffodils."
lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Also on this day.......
6 March 1475 - Michelangelo, the famous painter and poet was born on this day.
His full name was MICHELANGELO DI LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI, but he is always known as just Michelangelo
Can you name other famous people who are known by only one name?
Why might people be known by their last name rather than their first name?