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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 2:06:29 PM

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myosotis

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In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots

Is this true? Is this the English word for the flower?



აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 2:37:58 PM

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Yes those flowers are called Forget-me-nots.

There is a legend that God was naming all the plants on the world, but ignored this tiny plant as he was finishing it cried out 'Lord Forget-me-not" and he said "So be it" and since then Firget-me-not has been its name.

In Medieval times women used to carry posies of the flower when thier husbands went to war and the crusades on memory of them.

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 3:33:20 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
There is a legend that God was naming all the plants on the world, but ignored this tiny plant as he was finishing it cried out 'Lord Forget-me-not" and he said "So be it" and since then Firget-me-not has been its name.

Thank you.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 3:58:01 PM

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
Sarrriesfan wrote:
There is a legend that God was naming all the plants on the world, but ignored this tiny plant as he was finishing it cried out 'Lord Forget-me-not" and he said "So be it" and since then Firget-me-not has been its name.

Thank you.


Just be aware of my typo at the end there "Firget-me-not" is incorrect, but "I" and "o" are next to each other on my keyboard.

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00:15 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
Just be aware of my typo at the end there "Firget-me-not" is incorrect, but "I" and "o" are next to each other on my keyboard.

No need to explain - I see this. )

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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 3:53:54 AM

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There's a marchin' band still playin' in that vacant lot
Where she held me in her arms one time and said, "Forget me not"

(I like very much this rendition of the song.)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 6:01:55 AM

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Myosotis, from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska and Dalsland Sweden. Plants of this genus are commonly confused with Chatham Islands forget-me-nots which belong to a related genus, Myosotidium.

In Finnish: lemmikki, darling


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:42:09 AM

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Harbin,

there are lots of plants with odd names in English (and in Finnish, too ;-)

Like:

sneezewort yarrow (Achillea ptarmica)
hooded skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
hens and chicks (Sempervivum family)

In Finnish one of my favourites is neidonkenkä, fairy slipper (Calypso bulbosa). The Finnish name means maiden's shoe.





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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:54:20 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Harbin,

there are lots of plants with odd names in English (and in Finnish, too ;-)

Actually what I was wondering about is that in Russian it has almost the same name "незабудка". There was not much communication between Russia and England before the Middle Ages. So it must be a relatively recent name. Then what was the name used before that? I couldn't find any other name in Russian. Wikipedia says that there's another in English - scorpion grass. Which is older?

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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:01:13 AM
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JJ - I love "heart's ease" as a country-name, and "piss-a-bed" always makes me grin!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:12:46 AM

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Forget-me-not is also a butterfly species (Catochrysops strabo).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catochrysops_strabo


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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:20:24 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Forget-me-not is also a butterfly species (Catochrysops strabo).

The same with columbine - a flower and a lepidopteran. :)


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