Friday, May 22, 2009

Flower Of The Week #2-Forget-Me-Nots

Being here in USA is a privilege to see all the beautiful flowers that are not available in my country, Philippines. I love flowers very much. My mother does, too. I want to make a photo collection of them starting this day. I will be posting the "Flower of the Week every Friday. These flowers will either be from our garden or from somewhere that I will have PERSONAL ENCOUNTER to... and definitely, they will be from my camera, too.
This is my husband's favorite flower, "Forget-Me-Nots". This was his gift to his mom on one occasion. He used to say that when you receive this flower, it will make you not forget the person that give this flower. Aren't they beautiful?
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Myosotis (generic name) means "mouse's ear", (after the shape of the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae that are commonly called "Forget-me-nots". There are approximately fifty species in the genus, with much variation. A considerable number of the species have small (1 cm diameter or less) rather flat, 5-petalled blue flowers growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring and all summer. The seed pods and some seeds will fall out. In the United States, Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska.

3 comments:

ROSSEL said...

awesome! yeah, many flowers are not available here because of the climate.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Beautiful flowers. I love that it's your hubby's favorite flowers and that he gave it as a gift to his mom. So cute.

Denise said...

Very lovely.