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Myosotis scorpioides, Myosotis palustris,
True Forget me-not, Water Forget-me-not

Scientific name:  Myosotis scorpioides L/
Synonym name:  Myosotis palustris (L.) Hill
Common name:  True Forget me-not, Water Forget-me-not
Family:  Boraginaceae, Borage Family

Myosotis scorpioides, Myosotis palustris, True Forget me-not, Water Forget-me-not

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  xx
Leaves:  xx
Inflorescence:  xx
Flowers:  xx
Fruits / pods:  xx
Flowering Period:  May - October
Habitat:  Wet places, streamsides

Myosotis scorpioides, Myosotis palustris, True Forget me-not, Water Forget-me-not


Derivation of the botanical name:
Myosotis, Greek myos, "of a mouse", and ous, "ear". Hence it means Mouse Ear, in reference to the softly hairy, small leaves of certain European species.
scorpioides, scorpion-like.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hill is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Myosotis scorpioides, Myosotis palustris, True Forget me-not, Water Forget-me-not


 
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