Monday, September 26, 2011

The "Forget-Me-Not" flower and facts

Picture taken Tilden Park in Berkeley, California
There are many folks about forget-me-not flower. Some facts:

  • Forget-me-not flower in spring.
  • A large number of species that come under the forget-me-not category are native to New Zealand.
  • There exists variation within the genus. However, one similarity that can be noticed is that most of the members of this species have flat blue flowers with five petals growing thickly on stems. They grow in a slightly disorderly fashion.
  • A few European Species were introduced in the temperate regions of America, Asia, and Europe.
  • Forget-me-not is the state flower of the American state of Alaska
  • Forget me not plants can be annual, in the sense that their life last for one year or it can be perennial, in the sense that their life - namely, germination, flowering, and death take more than two years.

 A legend about the origin of the name forget-me-not is as follows: Once a medieval knight and his lady-love were walking beside a river. The knight held a bouquet in his hands. Because of the weight of the armor, he fell into the water. According to the legend, he threw the bouquet at her shouting forget-me-not! 
This wonderful handout was created by  Jocelyn at beinglds.blogspot.com

2 comments:

  1. WOW! That was WONDERFUL! I think every woman who attended the General Relief Society Meeting was thoroughly uplifted by President Uchtdorf's message. Thank you for sharing this!!! : )

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Didi!

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