Wood Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica

    Description

    Short to medium softly hairy plant. Stems much branched with spreading hairs. Flowers bright sky blue, relatively large 6 to 10 mm on slender stalks in lax cymes. Calyx with a few spreading hooked hairs in the lower half, open in fruit.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damper woods.

    When to see it

    April to July.

    Life History

    Biennial or perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but rather local in distribution in Britain, absent from northern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 70 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map