For those who love the change of seasons, this flower has been a sign for millennia of the arrival of spring. It is a perennial plant of the amaryllis family. The flowers are usually either white or yellow. According to Wikipedia, daffodils “are native to meadows and woods in southern Europe and North Africa with a center of diversity in the Western Mediterranean, particularly the Iberian peninsula. Both wild and cultivated plants have naturalized widely, and were introduced into the Far East prior to the tenth century.” Ancient writers such as Pliny the Elder [d. 79 AD] were interested in its medicinal properties and not only its beauty. They have been popular for use in traditional medicine to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Daffodils are popular around the world, especially in Iran, the Netherlands and in Wales, where it is the national flower. These flowers are practically synonymous with the month of March. You can either enjoy them in person in your yard, in a garden or in the wild. Or you can enjoy them all year long whenever you assemble this puzzle entitled “Window: Morning on the Mountain”. You can find it and other Spring Jigsaw Puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.