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Flora Floralia Florence Florid Florida Flower
~ FLORA  or CHLORIS        sug> CHLOROPHYL
^u       id+ | BLAST BLASTOMERE imply the POWER of BLOOM | 
     biol> denotes ALL INANIMATE LIVING ORGANISMS while
           FAUNA denotes ORGANISMS WITH MOTION as in 
     ANIMATED  AMBULATE  MOVING  ALIVE  ALERT  LIVING
     in contrast to immobile PLANTS and IMPLANTS
     sp  FLOR  = FLOWER  BLOOM  BUD       sug> FLORENCE
     ukr KVITA   FLOWER                   sug> FLORIDA
         KVITEN  APRIL          sug>  APERTURE OF BUDS
     hx> THE ROMANS DEDICATED THE MONTH OF APRIL TO FLORA
         HER FESTIVAL WAS ON MAY 1ST      sug> LABOR DAY
     THE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS IN ENGLAND ADOPTED
     THE DAY OF FLORA AS THE LABOR DAY FESTIVAL
     note  IN THE USA LABOR DAY is separated from 
           MAY 1st celebrations adopted as 
           LABOR DAY by SOCIALISTS and COMMUNISTS 
     myth> FLORA WAS THE DAUGHTER OF AMPHION & NIOBE
           AS GODDESS OF FLOWERS AND BUDS AND OF
     PERPETUAL YOUTH SHE WAS ONE OF THE CHARITES or GRACES
     HER LOVERS WERE MANY INCLUDING BOREAS
     THE WIND FROM THE NORTH or WINTER AND
     ZEPHYROS THE WIND FROM THE WEST or SPRING
     FLORA CHOSE ZEPHYROS AS HER HUSBAND
     other stories say SHE MARRIED NELEUS
     SHE HAD ELEVEN SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER
     AND BECAME THE MOTHER OF NESTOR
     lit+ Homer in ODYSSEY Book XI
          describes great heroines [6]
     " ... THEN I SAW CHLORIS          or FLORA
     WHOM NELEUS MARRIED FOR HER BEAUTY ...
     SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF AMPHION
     SON OF IASUS AND KING OF MINYAN ORCHOMENUS
     AND WAS QUEEN IN PYLOS
     SHE BORE NESTOR
     CHROMIUS AND PERICLYMENUS AND SHE ALSO BORE THAT
     MARVELOUSLY LOVELY WOMAN PERO ...
     art> BOTTICELLI DEPICTED  " PRIMAVERA "  or FLORA
            in ital or
            in sp   PRIMA VERA = FIRST TRULY or SPRING
~ FLORALIA  A FESTIVAL FOR FLORA
            hx> ADOPTED BY THE " PROLETARIAT " AS THE
                WORKERS DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON MAY 1st
~ FLORENCE  hx> LEADING RENAISSANCE FREE CITY STATE
                note that its seal is
     SIMILAR TO THE SEAL OF FRANCE because of the
     EMBLEMATIC USE OF THE FLEUR DE LIS
            see> DOLPHIN
~ FLORID    FLOWERING also
            as in FLUSH   GLOWING
            FULL BLOODED  RED
            alike to VERMILION
            med> FULLY MANIFESTING DISEASE STATE
~ FLORIDA   id+ FLOWERING
            sp  FLOWERING LAND
            hx> name for a USA SOUTHERN STATE
~ FLOWER    id+ | A BLOOM BLOSSOM |       sug> BLOUSE
            id+ | THE FINEST PART OF AN OBJECT |
  lat FLOS FLORIS for FLOWER or in
  sp  FLOR
  lit+ "DEADLY FLOWER" or "POISONED FLOWER"
        note common or popular DEADLY FLOWERS
  CROCUS  DELPHINIUM  FOXGLOVE  LANTANA  OLEANDER
  more below
  biol> FLOWERS ARE THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN OF PLANTS
        MANY FLOWERS CARRY MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES
  also FLOWERS ARE NAMED FOR THEIR MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
  note CALYPSO BULBOSA FOUND IN COOL FOREST BOGS IS
       A FLOWER KNOWN AS " FAIRY SLIPPER "
  COLCHINCUM or AUTUM CROCUS unrelated to
  SPRING BLOOMING CROCUS CONTAINS   see> COLCHICINE
  USED TO TREAT GOUT AND IN CELL CULTURES
  DELPHINIUM CONTAINS DELPHININE
  A POTENT INSECTICIDE
  FOXGLOVE or DIGITALIS IS
  A BIENNIAL FLOWER
  DIGITALIS CONTINUES TO BE USED AS
  A HEART STIMULANT
  LANTANA IS A HEAT LOVING SUBSHRUB AND
  PERENNIAL IN SUBTROPIAL CLIMATES
  ITS GREEN BERRIES ARE POISONOUS AND
  CAN BE USED AS AN INSECT REPELLENT
  NERIUM OLEANDER IS UBIQUITOUS IN WORM CLIMATES
  THE MILKY SAP OF THEIR LEAVES CONTAIN A MIXTURE
  OF GLYCOSIDES CAUSING SIMILAR CARDIAC POISONING
  TO DIGITALIS
  myth> ANEMONE or ROSE ARE FLOWERS NAMED AFTER
        THE TEARS VENUS SHED FOR THE SLAIN ADONIS
  COLCHIS WAS A REGION WHERE THE "GOLDEN FLEECE"
  WAS TO BE FOUND AND PERHAPS THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
  FOR THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR THE CROCUS FLOWER
  ACHILEA or " YARROW " ARE
  FLOWERS NAMED AFTER ACHILLES WHO IS
  SAID TO HAVE BROUGHT THEM TO BATTLE
  TO HELP CURE THE WOUNDS OF SOLDIERS
  THE " SUNFLOWER " OF HELINATHUS ANNUS
  WAS REVERED AS A SON GOD
  BY THE INCAS AND OTHER CULTURES
  sug> FLOWERS DENOTE MANY SYMBOLIC IDEAS
        

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