Daffodil (Narcissus)

Narcissus, Jonquil


Daffodil_BloomDaffodil Flower

Daffodil’s grow from spherical bulbs that have a pale brown skin with a pronounced neck. The bulbs are typically planted in late summer to early fall. the bulbs produce a leafless stem from which anywhere from one to twenty flowers can appear depending on the variety. The flowers all have a central bell or bowl called a corona that is surrounded by six peiranth or floral leaves. The flowers color vary greatly from white to yellow to deep orange, breeders have even developed daffodil’s with double and triple rows and layers. The seeds are typically round and swollen with a hard coat and are black in color.

Distrubuted throughout the western hemisphere  daffodils are native to the woods and meadows of Europe, Northern Africa and western Asia

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
The alkaloid poison Lycorine

Clinical Symptoms:
Vomiting, salvation, diarrhea; large ingestions cause convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors and cardiac arrhythmias. Bulbs are the most poisonous part.


 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly