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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Viola tricolor hortensis

interesting things from wikipedia about the pansy:

The pansy gets its name from the French word pensée meaning "thought". It was so named because the flower resembles a human face and in August it nods forward as if deep in thought.

The word "pansy" has indicated an effeminate male since Elizabethan times and the usage as a disparaging term for a man or boy who is considered effeminate

In 1926, Georgia O'Keeffe created a famous painting of a black pansy called simply, Pansy. She followed with White Pansy in 1927.

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