This flower really stood out to me at the botanical gardens, everywhere I looked flowers were planted in rows, close together, though gorgeous as a group, they seemed to loose a little of their individuality. This one was up on a hill, by itself. It was not white or yellow like most of the jonquils I usually see, but had a unique pale peach color that I rarely see. It’s unique beauty really spoke to me.
Narcissus – Jonquil – Daffodil: You may have some confusion about just what to call these flowers because three terms are commonly used: narcissus, jonquil, and daffodil. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Known as the “poet’s flower,” Narcissus is named after the mythological Grecian youth who was so captivated by his own beauty that he turned into a narcissus flower. The Narcissus family is divided into 12 divisions of 70 species based on size, shape, and growing height with over 25,000 cultivars. Jonquils are one class of Narcissus characterized by long narrow leaves, two or three flowers on a stem, and a sweet fragrance. The term daffodil is the common English name and generally refers to the common yellow trumpet flower surrounded by six petals on stems 14 to 20 inches tall.
Famous for the bright yellow cultivars like jonquils and the yellow trumpet, daffodils come in hundreds of colors that range from the paper-whites to peach, gold, bold orange and pink.
Canon EOS 30D DSLR; 70-200 L mm f/2.8; Focal Length 200 mm; f/5.6; 1/320 of a sec.; ISO Rating 400