Myosotis


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Myosotis

 

(forget-me-not), a genus of annual, biennial, and perennial plants of the family Boraginaceae. The small flowers are in bostryces; often they are gathered in paniculate inflorescences. The corolla, which is salverform and has a short tubule and a five-lobed scale, is light blue or, less frequently, white. The fruit consists of four nutlets.

There are approximately 50 species of Myosotis (according to other sources, up to 80), distributed in temperate regions of Eurasia, in the mountains of tropical Africa, and in southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. A few species are found in the Americas. There are approximately 30 species in the USSR. Some, including the common scorpion grass (Myosotis arvensis) and the species M. micrantha, grow as weeds among crops, on fallow lands, and in wastelands. Many species are ornamental. The wood forget-me-not (M. sylvatica) and its varieties are widely cultivated. Other cultivated species include the large-flowered M. palustris and the alpine forget-me-not (M. alpestris).

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The link between Gareth and the Myosotis Trust, whose name is Latin for the flower forget-me-not, is Mr ap Iorwerth's church.
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Do some extra spring bulb planting now along with the planting of spring bedding plants such as wallflowers, polyanthus, myosotis, bellis and pansies in borders and containers so that your spring garden can become as colourful as a summer garden.
Heliotrope 1 60 0 0 Myosotis alpestris Forget-Me- Schmidt Not 1 60 0 0 CONVOLVULACEAE Convolvulus purpurea L.
Pyrolaceae Floyd Alice Evans 2 Myosotis arvensis Boraginaceae Harrison W.
nasturtium) finally, don't forget Myosotis sylvatica (forget-me-not).
The forget-me-nots, Myosotis, came from half a dozen plants about three years ago and now pop up all around the garden each spring.
Staff are also starting to germinate other winter plants from seed, including pansies, violas, bellis daisies and myosotis (forget-me-nots).