noun \fər-ˈget-mē-ˌnät, fr-\

: a type of small plant that has bright blue flowers

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:  any of a genus (Myosotis) of small herbs of the borage family having usually bright blue or white flowers usually arranged in a curving spike

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Woods forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)—Ingmar Holmasen

Any of about 90 species of plants that make up the genus Myosotis, in the borage family, native to temperate Eurasia and North America and to mountains of the Old World tropics. Some are favoured as garden plants for their clusters of blue flowers. The woods forget-me-not (M. sylvatica), like most other species, changes colour from pink to blue as the tubular, flaring, five-lobed flower matures.


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