Water Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides)

Perennial
M. palustris.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Water Forget-Me-Not
Myosotis scorpioides
Boraginaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Used in the treatment of whooping cough and bronchitis[61].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow outdoors in situ in late spring or early summer. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 4 weeks at 20¡c. Division in spring[111]. Large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of young shoots, summer in a shady border[111].
Prefers a wet soil but thrives in a moist shady border[111]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Does well on pond edges[200]. Prefers a sunny position[1]. Plants are hardy to about -20¡c[187]. A long-lived species[187], it spreads freely when growing in marshy ground[233]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa and the Himalayas N. America

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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