Removal of popular yellow flowers at MSU upsetting some

New landscaping at Mississippi State University has some folks seeing yellow.

The Starkville Daily News reports it's receiving calls that MSU staff are digging up longstanding daffodil beds and the flowers' admirers don't like it.

MSU President Robert "Doc" Foglesong told the newspaper that the flower gardens are being reworked because they haven't been maintained as well as they should be.

University officials said the daffodil bulbs are being pulled in order to be stored and will be replanted as part of broader campuswide landscape project.

DA senior horticulture major, Mark Cooper, who has started a "Save the MSU Daffodils" campaign, says a petition drive is underway to get the State College Board involved in asking Foglesong to replant the daffodils.