Myosotis sylvatica (forget-me-not)

June 13, 2015
Contest: Most Beautiful Flower Photo
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Name: Myosotis sylvatica (Незабравка/Nezabravka/forget-me-not)
Photo taken on 1st May 2015 at Kondofrey (Bulgaria)
In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."Another legend tells when the Creator thought he had finished giving the flowers their colours, he heard one whisper "Forget me not!" There was nothing left but a very small amount of blue, but the forget-me-not was delighted to wear such a light blue shade.
Henry IV adopted the flower as his symbol during his exile in 1398, and retained the symbol upon his return to England the following year.
In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "forget me not". It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.
Margaret Freeman, who cites the use of forget-me-not as a token of steadfastness by several fifteenth-century German love poets, speculates that the color blue, associated with fidelity in the Middle Ages, may have contributed to the flower’s meaning.[source: Wikipedia]

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15 comments from 12 voubsters
Nadica Josifova  

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July 20, 2015 01:13:40 PM UTC
Nadica Josifova  

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July 20, 2015 01:13:24 PM UTC
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July 15, 2015 01:49:39 PM UTC
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July 11, 2015 08:47:46 PM UTC
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July 11, 2015 08:47:11 PM UTC
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