Wood Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica
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.
Perennial or annual; calyx hairs sticking out and either hooked or curved; corolla 8mm across or less, and with a flat 'limb'; calyx teeth erecto-patent and exposing ripe nutlets
Photograph of flowers (side-on) and note of flower-size
April to July.
Biennial or perennial.
Widespread but rather local in distribution in Britain, absent from northern Scotland.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 70 of the 617 tetrads.
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