Blue Bloomers – Part Three Forget-Me-Nots

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Here is the much anticipated final part of the Blue Bloomers Trilogy. For those of you who have thus far managed to avoid parts one and two here are the links: Violets and Grape of forget-me-nots

These bright little flowers we all know as forget-me-nots are also called Myosotis, which is Greek for mouse’s ear. Apparently the leaves reminded people of the ears of mice. There are around two hundred different species of them and the flowers can be pink or white. They are a useful food source for Lepidoptera larvae.

photo of forget-me-notsAccording to German folklore, a knight and his lady love were strolling by the Danube when she saw a pretty blue flower in the river which she desired. Bound by the rules of chivalry the knight dived in and retrieved the flower, as he handed it to her the weight of his armour dragged him to a watery…

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