(Corrected on June 11 2011) [ 日本語 | English ]

Myosotis scorpioides L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Myosotis L. (ワスレナグサ)
Wasurenagusa (ワスレナグサ, 勿忘草), (true) forget-me-not
Shinwasurenagusa (シンワスレナグサ)
Lifeform: perennial forb (treated as annual for gardening)
Distribution: native to Europe (exotic to Japan, reported after 1950) → high cold tolerance

Hokkaido Blue List: A3

Habitat: ruderal, escaped
Flower: blue (pink, or white), with 6-10 mm wide (↔ M. arvensis)

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)
HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)


Myosotis scorpioides in Hokkaido

[1] a patch in Yachidamo Park, West Ward, Sapporo, on May 31 2011. A shoot [2] and close-up of flowers. [3]. At a lawn in front of an apartment, N28W3, West Ward, Sapporo, on May 29 2011.