Great Forget-me-not - Brunnera macrophylla
The Forget-me-not like flowers are small (3 to 8mm). Leaves are mid green and hairy, the basal leaves strongly cordate.
Basal leaves strongly cordate at base. Nutlets ridges with collar like base. Usually deeper blue than Myosotis
Photograph showing basal leaves and flowers
Often cultivated it is likely to be found as a naturalised escape close to habitation. It thrives in shaded areas and dry places so may hold its own in the wild where these conditions occur.
Spring from late February onwards.
Widespread as a casual escape from cultivation in England, less so elsewhere in Britain.
Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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