Water Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides

    Description

    Low to medium plant rhizomatous plant with runners, stems erect, hairless or with hairs pressed close to the stem. Flowers sky blue, 4 to 10 mm, flat petals slightly notched, the calyx with short slender teeth and with straight hairs only.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet habitats, water margins etc.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain except the far north of Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 272 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map