Some say the reason why the daffodil is used a Welsh emblem is that the word for daffodil and for leek are the similar in Welsh – Cenhinen = Leek, Cenhinen Pedr = Daffodil. This may explain why both have been adopted as our national emblems.
One species, Narcissus obvallaris, grows only in a small area around Tenby. In Wales it is traditional to wear a daffodil on Saint David’s Day (1 March).
In the language of flowers, daffodils signify chivalry and/or respect.