Height: 6" (15cm) Flowering Time: Spring, Summer Flower Colour: Blue, white, pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Polemoniales (Polemonium Order) Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-Not Family) Genus: Myosotis (Forget-me-Not) Species: sylvatica (of woods) ____________________________________
Myosotis sylvatica is a very popular plant for spring bedding, often seen in the company of wallflowers and tulips. It is a neat little plant, forming mats of bright blue, although as the flowering season progresses it can get leggy. Plants sometimes show pink as well as blue flowers, and varieties have been bred to give plants with all pink flowers. Separate white flowered forms are also sometimes seen.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are held inside the calyx, and fall out when they are ripe.
Seed The seeds are tiny black balls. There are four seeds from each flower.
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded, and the first true leaves are greyish and slightly fuzzy.
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