Daffodils (Narcissus) featuring six petals arranged around a cup-like central corona. The name 'daffodil' is simply a common name for the genus Narcissus, and there is no discernible difference between plants marketed as daffodils or narcissus. They are native to Europe and North Africa, and were highly prized in ancient times as both a medicinal and decorative plant. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and still grows wild throughout Europe today. It is cultivated worldwide, with most daffodils grown in Holland for global export.