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Copyright: Heidi Pedersen (HeidiIrene) (177)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-15 21:41
Viewed: 8412
Points: 0
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Forglemmegei, Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

Myosotis (Greek: "mouse's ear", from leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae that are commonly called Forget-me-nots. Its common name was calqued from the French, "ne m'oubliez pas" and first used in English in c.1532. Similar names and variations are found in many languages.

There are approximately fifty species in the genus, with much variation. A considerable number of the species have small (1 cm diameter or less) rather flat, 5-petalled blue flowers growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring. Color variation is somewhat frequent within species, and white or pink forms are common. Forget-me-nots prefer shade.

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