M ~Nasturtium Fairy ~ Nasturtium, (literally "nose-twister" or "nose-tweaker"), is edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient; it has a slightly peppery taste, and is also used in stir fry. The mashua (T. tuberosum) produces an edible underground tuber that is a major food source in parts of the Andes. Flowers Fairies, Nasturtium Fairies, Flowers Children, Flowerfairi, Art, Alphabet, Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary Barker, Nasturtium Flowers
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The Song of the Heather Fairy "Ho, Heather, ho! From south to north spread now your royal purple forth! Ho, jolly one! From east to west, The moorland waiteth to be dressed!" I come, I come! With footsteps sure I run to clothe the waiting moor; From heath to heath, I leap and stride To fling my bounty far and wide.
P ~ Pansy Fairy ~ Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennett brought the pansy to the attention of gardeners in the early years of the 19th century after cultivating every sort of V. tricolor she could procure in her father's garden at Walton-upon-Thames. V. tricolor has known many names in the English-speaking world including heartsease, love in idleness, and flower of Jove, but the name pansy is derived from the French, pensée (thought), and was given to the plant for its resemblance to a pensive human face.