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What is this?

Posted by opie12 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 13, 09 at 20:03

Can anyone help me identify these? My mom found them growing in a side ditch.



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RE: What is this?

It is a daffodil and most likely an old heirloom variety.

I have one that is quite similar that I have been trying to get a positive identification on for years now.

NO ID #17-yellow version


I imagine it is fragrant, isn't it?


RE: What is this?

It is fragrant! I figured that it had to be some sort of daffodil, but it looks so different from the ones that I typically see, and I didn't know if there was some specific name for it......We thought it was so pretty....

RE: What is this?

but it looks so different from the ones that I typically see
Most folks do not realize that there are such a variety of daffodils.
There are thirteen descriptive divisions of daffodils....see below.

They come in different combinations of yellow (of course), white or whitish, orange, pink, red, and green.

Here is a link that might be useful: Daffodil Divisions

RE: What is this?

It is gorgeous and if it smells, all the better!

It looks different from the photo on Old House Gardens of Butter and Eggs, but it looks very similar to this offering from Southern below.


Here is a link that might be useful: Southern Bulbs - Butter and Eggs

RE: What is this?

And the link below is to numerous pics of pics of Butter and Eggs.

Yours really does look like the one shown at Southern Living, but not at Daffseek where there are a lot more petals.

A daffodil historian would likely have to see the bloom in person to get a positive identity on it.

Here is my ongoing saga of trying to get an ID on one similar to yours. Mine looks a lot fuller though.

Please help name this old daff


Here is a link that might be useful: Butter and Eggs at Daffseek

RE: What is this?

I have those. A church friend at the age of 90 plus gave me a bucket full of daffs from her ACRES of old daffodils that grow on the land where she was born. It was a mixture of Butter and Eggs (singles), these doubles, and another generic type daffodil. I love the soft creamy yellow color and since they are so early they last for nearly a month. I don't know the name either, though the closest I have been able to find is also Double Butter and Eggs. It's possible that different strains in different parts of the south have naturalized and adapted to our varying climates, thus giving us slightly different colorations. Irregardless of their name, I cherish them.

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