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This is the only flower of this kind in my yard. I hope it is not a weed, since it looks non-invasive to me. It is looking familiar to me, but I can't figure the species. I've never seen it in the yard before. From where did he come, and what is he doing here? Please help me identify him.

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  • Kathleen, in You've Got Mail, thinks that daisies are the friendliest flower. That's her opinion, which she's entitled to have, but she's wrong. The daffodil is the friendliest flower. Especially in bunches.
    – davidbak
    Mar 29, 2018 at 15:26
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    Where in the world are you? Daffs are pretty well known here in Ireland. (And are a symbol of cancer support, both here and in Canada.)
    – TRiG
    Mar 29, 2018 at 18:11
  • @TRiG South-eastern Europe.
    – VividD
    Mar 29, 2018 at 18:25

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This is a daffodil or Narcissus. It has a bulb so it will come back every year.

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    Also known as lent lily, which explains the question "What is he doing here?"
    – pipe
    Mar 29, 2018 at 12:14
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    @pipe to be clear for future readers, that's Lent Lily, not lent lily; they are associated with the Christian Lent season and its associations with rebirth, not associated with the act of lending to someone... :-)
    – TylerH
    Mar 29, 2018 at 14:42
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    @davidbak jonquil refers to the same genus as daffodil/Narcissus. IIRC it is a regional name.
    – TylerH
    Mar 29, 2018 at 15:00
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    @davidbak: It's the same flower. It's called "jonquille" in French.
    – user21111
    Mar 29, 2018 at 20:23
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    Jonquils are daffodils, but not all daffodils are jonquils. All daffodils are Narcissus, but OP's is likely Narcissus pseudonarcissus, jonquils are Narcissus jonquilla, the daffodil known as narcissus (or paperwhite) is Narcissus tazetta papyraceous.
    – mcalex
    Mar 30, 2018 at 11:13

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