Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Water Forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides, Ceotharnach
Photographs: The Gearagh, Co. Cork

Water Forget-me-not
Myosotis scorpioides
Ceotharnach
Family: Boraginaceae

Flowering time: May-October. Perennial. Native.

Bright blue flowers (occasionally pink/white) are 4-10mm in diameter with a yellow eye and slightly notched petals. Larger flowers than Tufted or Creeping Forget-me-nots. The seed nutlets are black. Leaves and stems are hairless or with close-pressed hairs above creeping runners. 15-30cm.

Common in wet ground, ditches, stream edges and beside ponds.

Hybrids with Tufted Forget-me-not can occur: Myosotis suzae

Water Forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides, Ceotharnach

Water Forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides, Ceotharnach
Water Forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides, Ceotharnach

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