1233 Kobresia

This minor planet is named after a genus of grass-like plants found in Europe, Asia, and North America. Plants in this genus are sometimes called bog sedges. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to name a minor planet after a species of wetland grass. It is neither beautiful (sorry, bog sedges) nor mythically or symbolically resonant. It was probably just chosen because its name started with the letter "K."

The symbol of this minor planet is a horizontal water wave, crossing just above the point of origin of three upward lines at 45 degree angles. This symbol is representative of the shape of bushels of grass growing out of marshy soil.

This is one of the eight minor planets acronymically named after Gustav Stracke.

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