Early Forget-me-not - Myosotis ramosissima
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.
Annual; calyx hairs sticking out and either hooked or curved; pedicels (flower-stalks) shorter than fruiting calyx; corolla blue at first with tube shorter than calyx
Photograph of flowers (side-on)
Dry, open habitats.
Flowers April to June.
Annual or biennial.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, except in the extreme north.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 50 of the 617 tetrads.
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