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Rare Forget-Me-Nots Discovered
2012-08-21 10:57:05

Rare forget-me-nots discovered in the mountains of New Zealand


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2005-07-12 16:37:51

The Forget-me-nots are the genus Myosotis of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. There are about 50 species in the genus, and among them there is considerable variation. Nevertheless a considerable number of the species fit the same description, of a small (1 cm diameter) rather flat 5-petalled blue flower growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring. Color variation is not unusual within species, and white or pink forms are quite likely to be seen. Cultivated forms...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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