* 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
* Stems hairy.
* Height: 6-24".
* 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.