Daffodils are a symbol of friendship and are one of spring’s most popular flowers. Known as Narcissus pseudonarcissus, their botanical name is derived from Narcissus, a figure in Greek mythology who was a hunter that fell in love with his own reflection. The downward bending shape of the daffodil represents him gazing down at his own reflection. Native to western Europe, the daffodil is known for its bright yellow colors that grow abundantly throughout the countryside.