This name derives from French “jonquille”, which in turn derives from the Latin “iuncus”, meaning “reed (figuratively) flexible branch”. Narcissus Jonquilla is a bulbous flowering plant that is native to Spain and Portugal, but has now become naturalized in many other regions: France, Italy, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Madeira, British Columbia, Utah, Illinois, Ohio, and the southeastern United States from Texas to Maryland. Jonquil is a hue of yellow. It is the color of the interior of the central cylindrical tubular projection of the jonquil flower. The color takes its name from a species of plant, Narcissus Jonquilla, which has clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers, and is native to the Mediterranean.