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 guidance

    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

    UK Map