Daffodils are popular here in my neighborhood, and most are in full spring bloom right now. The bulb flower’s is derived from an earlier name ‘affodell’ and the probable source of the d in the front is the Dutch article ‘de’. So ‘de affodell’ became daffodil. Legend also has it that the plant sprang from the site where Narcissus became so obsessed with his own reflection as he knelt and gazed into a pool of water, that he fell in and drowned. That is where the genus name of Narcissus for the plant, comes from.