September 01, 2020 2 min read

Daffodils and Leeks

At the top of the list of 50 flowers and herbs (and some weeds) is the National flower of Wales, the daffodil which is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. The vegetable called a leek is also considered to be a traditional emblem of Wales.

There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from foe. As Shakespeare records in Henry V, the Welsh archers wore leeks at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Blodyn and Blodau (Flower and Flowers)

Cenhinen Pedr, Daffodil

Eirlys, Snowdrop

Blodyn ymenyn, Buttercup

Llygad y dydd, Daisy

Clychau'r gog, Bluebells

Grug, Heather

Lafant, Lavender

Bysedd y cŵn, Foxglove

Pabi Cymreig,Welsh Poppy

Ffriddlys, Anemone

Teim, Thyme

Blodau'r gog, Cuckoo flower

Blodyn neidr, Pink Campion

Blodyn y gwynt, Wood Anemone

Blodyn yr haul, Sunflower

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Welsh Flower Names (cont'd)

Eithin, Gorse (pl)


Dant y llew, Dandelion

Meillion, Clover

Carn yr ebol, Coltsfoot

Cenhinen Bedr, Daffodil

Briallen, Primrose

Craf y geifr, Ramsons (Wild garlic)

Bonet nain, Columbine

Gold y gors, Marsh Marigold

Pidyn y gog, Wild Arum (Cuckoo pint)

Saets, Sage

Rhosyn y gwyllt, Wild rose (Dog rose)

Troed y llew, Lady's mantle

Gwlydd y perthi, Cleavers (Goosegrass)

Barf y afr, Goat's beard

Ysgallen, Thistle

Llin y llyffant, Toadflax

Briallu mair, cowslips

Camri, Chamomile

Ceian, Carnation

Celyn y môr, Sea holly

Gorthyfail, Cow parsley

Gwynonwen, Lilly of the Valley

Trilliw, Wild pansy

Delia, Dahlia

Eirys, Iris

Fioled, Violet

Lili Wen Fach, Snowdrop

Helyglys hardd, Rosebay Willowherb

Suran y coed, Wood sorrel

Troed y iâr, Bird's-foot trefoil

Banadl, Broom

Uchelwydd, Mistletoe

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Last update 21st November 2020