from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Myosotis, such as the forget-me-not.
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- n. A plant of the genus Myosotis, the forget-me-nots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants of the natural order Boragineæ and the tribe Borageæ, known by the flowers without bracts, their rounded lobes convolute in the bud.
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- n. forget-me-nots; scorpion grass
Friday, October 17, 2008 at 02: 54 PM un myosotis d'Alaska
The other image is of the myosotis…a great story, and I love the pine needles around it.
Friday, October 17, 2008 at 02:54 PM un myosotis d'Alaska
A lone allium caeruleum amid blue fescue, festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ and forget me nots,myosotis alpestris.
Within certain limits the ground grows greener as one ascends, and we passed upwards among primulas, asters, a large blue myosotis, gentians, potentillas, and great sheets of edelweiss.
English flower names which were in use till very recently are being ousted by Greek ones, snap-dragon becoming antirrhinum, forget-me-not becoming myosotis, etc.
If this little spring flower can be made more known, it will be sure to be more widely cultivated; for covering the bare parts of lawn shrubberies it would form a pleasing subject, and might be mixed with the scarlet ourisia and the finer sorts of myosotis; these would make an excellent blend, all flowering together, and lasting for a long time, besides being suitable otherwise for such shady positions.
An interesting illustration of this is the way in which the English flower names which were in use till very recently are being ousted by Greek ones, snapdragon becoming antirrhinum, forget-me-not becoming myosotis, etc.
Forget-me-nots are coming more and more to be called myosotis.
_See her apple-cheeks, her eyes like blue myosotis, her lips -- poppy-petals, and her ivy-like grace!
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