Tuesday, May 21, 2013

J is for . . .

 J is for Jonquil

The jonquil flower's scientific name is Narcissus jonquilla and it is part of the Amaryllidaceae family. The genus Narcissus is also called the daffodil genus. The name jonquil comes from the Spanish "junquilla" which derives from "junquillo," a form of the word "junco" which means "reed." (from eHow Plant Care)

Now, I learned something while researching information! Jonquil, Narcissus, and Daffodil are all basically the same thing!

Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. (from Wikipedia)

J is also for Jade

The Jade is an evergreen plant with thick branches and smooth, rounded, fleshy leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green; some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves when exposed to high levels of sunlight.  (Wikipedia)

How to care for a Jade plant
How to grow and care for Jade plants

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1 comment:

  1. Jasmine. I planted one at another house and it would never bloom the rest of the time we lived there. The year we moved it finally decided to bloom. Go figure!!


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