West Highland Flora

Creeping Forget-me-not


Myosotis secunda

 

Myosotis secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Common in bogs and wet moorland flushes, also beside burns and in ditches.

Flower diameter c 4-9 mm

ID: Hairs on calyx appressed, not spreading or hooked.  Petals slightly notched at tip.  Ripe fruit has stalks 2.5-5 x as long as calyx (look at lowest ones in spike).  Stem has spreading hairs below, appressed ones above.  Calyx teeth about half length of calyx when flowering, each tooth forming a triangle with base shorter than other two sides.

Other features: Sterile creeping stems arise from base and root at nodes.

 

Myosotis secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

  Myosotis secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Aug 2003 Storr, Skye
Flowers c 6 mm wide

Plant growing in mountain flush


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