Common name: Forget Me Not
Myosotis sylvatica Hoffm. APNI*
Description: Biennial or perennial herb to 40 cm high, erect or spreading; hairs rather dense, spreading on the vegetative parts, appressed on the inflorescence axis.
Basal leaves spathulate with lamina 2–8 cm long, 8–30 mm wide and petiole 1.5–3 cm long; stem leaves narrow-ovate or obovate to oblong, to 5.5 cm long, ± sessile.
Flowers bright blue with a yellow throat. Calyx 2.5–4.5 mm long, covered with hooked hairs; lobes 1–2 mm long. Corolla 6–10 mm diam.; tube exceeding the calyx tube by 1–2 mm. Stamens included in the corolla tube. Style shorter than the stamens.
Distribution and occurrence: naturalised around Canberra, Orange, Leura (Blue Mountains), Robertson (Southern Highlands) and Eden. Native of Europe.
NSW subdivisions: *SC, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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