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Just a mignonette

Observed: 20th May 2011 By: Tim RichPlants expert
Reseda lutea Port Einon 0037
Reseda lutea Port Einon 0037 1
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Fenwickfield's picture

know the spot

I used to live very close to there many years ago beautiful spot,but rather blustery in winter

Fenwickfield

anonymous spotter's picture

I keep meaning to find out -

why it has the name.
I read a book about pioneer aviators long ago, and recall a French aviator called Henri Mignon. He naturally called his design the Mignonette.
Sadly, he wasn't a brilliant designer, and the "Flying Flea" was, unfortunately, a lot more aerodynamically stable upside down. So if the pilot accidentally flipped it, he was doomed!