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Water Forget-me-not

Myosotis scorpioides

Plant Data

Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Clustered, pink flower buds, later becoming sky blue. 5 petals with yellow and white centres.
Fruit:
Small, 4-parted, egg-shaped, shiny black nutlets. Up to 2mm long.
Leaves:
Alternate, toothless leaves with pointed tips. The lowest leaves are the broadest and the upper leaves are more linear. The leaves are covered in short appressed hairs.
Maximum Size:
70cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Not known as being an edible flower.
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:
Scorpion Weed, True Forget-me-not, Water Scorpion Grass.
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, meadows, ponds, swamps, waterside.