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Wood Forget-me-not

Myosotis sylvatica

Plant Data

Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Clustered, sky blue flowers with yellow and white centres, sometimes remaining pink, 5 petals.
Fruit:
Pale to dark brown egg-shaped capsule, glossy and up to 2mm long.
Leaves:
The basal leaves are stalked and the stem leaves are unstalked. The stalks are winged. Toothless margins and hairy.
Maximum Size:
70cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The flowers are edible, raw or cooked.
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:
Common Forget-me-not, Field Forget-me-not, Garden Forget-me-not, Woodland Forget-me-not.
Habitats:
Gardens, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.