Early Forget-me-not - Myosotis ramosissima

    Description

    Slender, low to short softly hairy plant, often only 2 to 5 cm tall. Basal leaves in a rosette, lanceolate, stem leaves oblong, unstalked. Flowers bright blue, 2 to 3 mm the petals scarcely exceeding the calyx.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Dry, open habitats.

    When to see it

    Flowers April to June.

    Life History

    Annual or biennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, except in the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 50 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map