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Antarctica is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Antarctic ecozone includes Antarctica and several island groups in the southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The island groups included in this ecosystem include South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, Bouvet Island, the Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Heard Island, the Kerguelen Islands,...
Stellaria is the genus which includes stitchworts and chickweeds ( flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae). Chickweeds are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Riband Wave and Setaceous Hebrew Character.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.