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.

Similar Species

Myosotis discolor

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 blue at first with tube shorter than calyx

Recording advice

Photograph of flowers (side-on) 


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


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

UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Early Forget-me-not
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
04/05/2015 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
06/06/2024 (lemmon, roy)

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