Myostosis / Forget-Me-Not
As to the name of the item "勿忘草" (Forget Me Not), the idea of an item called "Forget-Me-Not" to break up a relationship (be it one sided or reciprocated) seems counter intuitive. Wikipedia lists uses such as:
- medieval-era ladies wore myosotis as a symbol of faithfulness
- The ability to have one unit loved by multiple contradicts the item to be name "Forget-Me-Not", yet supports the argument that the lover consumes the flower.
- Renaissance-era Germany supposed those who donned the flower would not be forgotten by their lover
- This also contradicts the role of the item and the supporting above evidence.
- Biblical tellings of Genesis tells of a flower who wished to not be forgotten
- This, however, can be interpreted either way as to who's the giver/receiver.
In the news update, instances of 勿忘草 lists わすれなぐさ as furigana.