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Forget me not

Observed: 2nd April 2005 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Q Wood Forget-me-not
Description:

Small blue flower. Could be a garden escape

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) interacts

Comments

bill riley's picture

Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)

You could be correct with wood forget-me-not but the excellent photo does not appear to be hairy enough for the wood forget-me-not. I wonder if this could be M. alpestris, a garden escapee as you suggested may be a possibility.

Bill.

Chris Metherell's picture

Myosotis sylvatica

This looks like M. sylvatica to me. However there is an excellent key in Stace (not all of Clive's keys are as simple to use as that for Myosotis). The sure (and easy) way to tell M. alpestris from M. sylvatica is that the nutlets have rounded tips. M. sylvatica nutlets are acute. The type descriptions of both species suggect approximately an equal degree of hariness incidentally.

Chris Metherell
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North Northumberland