Changing Forget-me-not - Myosotis discolor

Description

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) 

Habitat

Bare open grassy places.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Annual.

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

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Changing Forget-me-not
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Family:
Boraginaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
18
First record:
31/05/2006 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
09/06/2024 (Graves, Hazel)

Total records by month

% of records within its species group

10km squares with records

The latest images and records displayed below include those awaiting verification checks so we cannot guarantee that every identification is correct. Once accepted, the record displays a green tick.

In the Latest Records section, click on the header to sort A-Z, and again to sort Z-A. Use the header boxes to filter the list.

Latest images

Latest records