They symbolise, perhaps more than most, the end of winter and the start of spring.
Bright yellow Daffodils also inspired William Wordsworth to write one of the most celebrated poems of all time.
However, the Wordsworth Trust say that this is not entirely the case.
That inspiration came not from the flowers, not even the clouds but from something written by an entirely different Wordsworth.
Andy Burn reports:
He may have talked more about Hedgerows than Hedge funds, but William Wordsworth's poetry is the focal point of a course for high-powered executives being launched by Lancaster University. Students will study the poet as part of their studies for an International Masters in Practicing Management.
Professor Simon Bainbridge is one of the world's leading experts on Wordsworth and is running the course:
It may seem ironic that a man who wrote the line,"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers", should be taken on as a 21st century icon of capitalism, but Professor Bainbridge is convinced the course can help big business get on track and pull the country out of recession.