Myosotis scorpioides
Family Boraginaceae

* Flower 5-petalled, sky-blue with a yellow eye in the center. Flowers on 2 branches forking off from the stem.
* Leaves alternate, long, and pointed.
* Stems hairy.
* Height: 6-24".

Natural History:
* Flowers May - October.
* Habitat: Brooksides, wet places, by the stream in Wellesley's arboretum.
* Range: Throughout the United States.
* Introduced from Europe.

* In 1814, Jacob Bigelow called the flower Mouse-Ear Scorpion Grass in his Boston Flora. Other names from England include Love-Me and Snake-Grass, and the French call it aimez-moi (Love me). But what does it have to do with forgetting?

* Folklore has it that a concoction made of parts of the Forget-Me-Not will harden steel.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008