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Field Forget-me-not

Myosotis arvensis

Plant Data

Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 grey blue petals, sometimes pink, slightly concaved.
Fruit:
Glossy, egg-shaped and winged. Starting of yellow-brown and later turning blackish once ripe.
Leaves:
Covered in soft hairs all over. Basal leaves are stalked. These stalks are winged. The stem leaves are alternate and stalkless. The leaves are lanceolate with an entire margin.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The flowers can be eaten raw.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Blue Mouse-ear, Common Forget-me-not, Scorpion Grass.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, scrub, walls, wasteland, woodland.