Changing Forget-me-not - Myosotis discolor


Low to short hairy, rather slender plant. Stem leaves often have at least one pair opposite. The tiny flowers (1-2mm) are pale yellow or cream at first becoming pink violet or blue.

Similar Species

Myosotis ramosissima

Identification difficulty
ID checklist (your specimen should have all of these features)

Annual; calyx hairs sticking out and either hooked or curved; pedicels (flower-stalks) shorter than fruiting calyx; corolla cream to yellow at first with tube longer than calyx

Recording advice

Photograph of flowers (side-on) 


Bare open grassy places.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread throughout Britain, though rarely common.

VC55 Status

Occasional and one of the less common Forget-me-nots in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 35 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Changing Forget-me-not
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
31/05/2006 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
09/06/2024 (Graves, Hazel)

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