White Daffodil 白水仙花 Bái shuǐxiān huā. The word is composed (for our Daoist purposes) as follows: 白 White 水 water 仙 immortal 花 flower Daffodil is 水仙shuǐxiān. And most daffodils are yellow, right? So white daffodil is an expression of individuality. And in the pantheon of Daoist Explorers the name effectively means 'embodying the characteristics of the white daffodil' with particular significance to the water and immortal characters (note that this version of immortal is made from the 'man/mountain' or 'hermit' character)
The origins of White Daffodil. 20th century Quantum poems
A WHITE DAFFODIL I In every other respect yellow, Except colour. The very whiteness hints at Yellow - because yellow is What we expect to find.
"Between good and yellow" Is now obvious. The white daffodil A pure perfection. Understated beauty Longing for nothing But to be left alone A perfection of its own Not a colourless freak.
Flower racism attacks. But the open eye remains Bemused, calmed and awed By the very anarchy of nature.