Hva betyr plantenavnet jåblom?
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Original versionFuruset, K. (2016). Hva betyr plantenavnet jåblom?. Blyttia: Norsk botanisk forenings tidsskrift. 74(1), 4–6.
The etymology of the Norwegian plant name «jåblom» = grass of Parnassus Parnassia palustris is challenging and has been discussed for more than a century. Traditionally, «jåblom» has been interpreted to mean «ljåblom» = scythe flower because its flowering should announce the mowing season, but ethnobotanical records confirming this are scarce or missing. An alternative interpretation is «mjåblom» = thin and slender flower because of its long and slender stem. The same prefix with the same corrupted spelling also occurs in the vernacular plant name «jågras» = tufted vetch Vicia cracca and the toponym Jåsundet.