Mauve Wild Asters
In the past I have mentioned how much I learn on this project. Right here in this post we have a classic example! The colour of these beautiful little wild asters is ‘mauve’ or pale purple. I didn’t like the word mauve for my title, (I’m so fussy!) so decided to see if there were another word for it. I found this information from Wikipedia: “Mauve /ˈmoʊv/ ( listen) (rhymes with “grove”; from the French form of Malva “mallow”) is a pale purple. Mauve is named after the mallow flower. Another name for the color is mallow with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611.” So a flower is responsible for the name of a colour. Who knew that?? So it seems our lives would be duller in more ways than we can imagine without flowers. We would never have had lovely mauve asters, just ‘pale purple’ ones. So, enlightened with this fascinating information, my friends, I hope that you have a lovely and happy World Wild Aster day. Flower a Day #505 View all posts on the Home page.
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