Odd Daffodil

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Date Photo Taken: 03/19/2014
Location: Wake County
Posted By: Walter Reeves


Was wondering if you could id this bulb for me. It was found on my great, great grand mothers property in Wake County NC. The homestead was established around 1850 so we figure the bulbs are pretty old. Any ideas?


  1. Russell Unregistered says:

    We have many of the same bulbs in our garden. While I am by no means an expert I have always considered them to be in the daffodil family. We have several varieties including the fragrant, multiple bloom, jonquils. I hope a definitive answer becomes available.

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:59 am
  2. Lara Apprentice says:


    Van Sion Daffodil

    A confusing 400 year old classic!

    April 3rd, 2014 at 9:21 pm
  3. Lara Apprentice says:

    Could also be Butter & Eggs Daffodil

    April 3rd, 2014 at 9:22 pm
  4. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Difficult to say for sure but could be http://oldhousegardens.com/VanSion.aspx (Thanks Lara).

    April 4th, 2014 at 9:44 am
  5. Sue White Unregistered says:

    You’re right. My mother and grandmother had them, too. They’re and old time daffodil called butter and eggs.

    April 14th, 2014 at 5:52 pm
  6. Janet Leutzinger Unregistered says:

    These are at my parents farm in Western Pennsylvania.. farm site cir 1790’s. I brought several to Lawrenceville, but they were a light lime greenish color when they bloomed. My father thought them were not cold long enough to grow properly. They are a very tall varielty. Still my favorite but I too have been unable to identify the name of this daffodil.

    April 15th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

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