Field Forget-me-not - Myosotis arvensis
Low to short plant, softly hairy. Branched at the base. Basal leaves in lax rosette. Flowers bright grey-blue saucer shaped. 3 to 5 mm calyx closed in fruit the tube with numerous hooked hairs.
Perennial or annual; calyx hairs sticking out and either hooked or curved; corolla 5mm across or less, and with a saucer shaped 'limb'; calyx teeth erect and concealing ripe nutlets.
Photograph of flowers (side-on) and note of flower-size
Dry habitats and arable soils.
April to October.
Annual or biennial.
Common throughout Britain except the extreme north.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 559 of the 617 tetrads.
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