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Which type of forget me not is this one? Myosotis sylvatica, Myosotis scorpioides, Myosotis arvensis

PeterJarvisPeterJarvis Posts: 113
edited March 2022 in Wildlife gardening


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,682
    There is only one type.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    That's what I thought.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,243
    They do self-seed a lot - hence their name.
    And if you put them in your compost bin then spread the compost - 

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,266
    Two (slightly) interesting facts for you:
    1. The botanical name of myosotis is from the Greek for mouse ear reflecting the shape of the petal.
    2. The yellow ring in the centre of the flower turns to creamy brown once the plant is pollinated as an advisory to pollinating insects. It’s a bit like those ‘House Full’ signs you used to get outside cinemas.
    Rutland, England
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,732
    edited March 2022
    punkdoc said:
    There is only one type.
    I beg to differ ... the Forget me not commonly grown in gardens is Myosotis sylvatica ... the Wood Forget me not.

    However, there is also Myosotis arvensis ... the Field Forget me not ... another of those 'weeds' of agricultural land that I've hoed out of sugar beet fields many times.


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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