Might be called daffodil! Who knows exactly why this colorful spring flower got its from the mythical greek figure Narcissus, who, as legend has it, became so entranced by staring at the reflection of himself in a pool of water that he died of starvation.
What we do know here in Iowa is that when we see narcissi spring up in flower beds and hillsides, warmer weather is just around the corner. There are two varieties that are quite prevalent in this area in the spring, the white flowers with a yellow cornona, or trumpet, at right, and an all yellow variet, show below.
While in the west the flower carries the connotations of vanity, in the east it carries the symbolism of wealth and prosperity.
It is not a good idea to eat them however, as they contain an alkaloid which is poisonous, but they do make for great spring time photo shoots.
I caught these daffodils in my front yard. My wife had the good sense years ago to plant the bulbs and we've been enjoying their arrival and the message they herald ever since. So, go outside and enjoy some daffodils today!