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2008-06-24 02:29:45

TRENTON, N.J. - Maybe they don't call it the Garden State for nothing. A wildflower never before seen in New Jersey has been found in a forest here. The fern-leaf scorpion-flower (Phacelia bipinnatifida) has been documented at Whittingham Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County. Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa Jackson announced the discovery Thursday. The tiny, lavender-blue flower will be listed as endangered. The species is native to Virginia and West Virginia. - The...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.