Myosotis arvensis

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Myosotis arvensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Myosotis
Species: M. arvensis
Binomial name
Myosotis arvensis
(L.) Hill

Myosotis arvensis or field forget-me-not is a herbaceous annual to short lived perennial flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae.

Stace[1]:564 describes this plant as having the following characteristics:

  • Upright, to 40 cm; softly hairy, with hairs at more-or-less right-angles to the stem.
  • Flowers grey-blue, 3-5mm across, saucer shaped in profile; sepal tube with hooked hairs; April–October.[2]:208
  • Mature fruit dark brown, shiny.
  • Mature calyx on spreading stalks longer than sepal tube; calyx teeth conceal the ripe fruit.
  • Basal leaves stalked, in a rosette; upper leaves not stalked.
  • Generally found on open, well drained ground; common throughout the British Isles.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stace, Clive (2011). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521707725. 
  2. ^ Blamey, M.; Fitter, R.; Fitter, A (2003). Wild flowers of Britain and Ireland: The Complete Guide to the British and Irish Flora. London: A & C Black. ISBN 978-1408179505.