Authentic Wisconsin.  False Forget-Me-Not or Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla


False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022

Above: False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022.


False Forget-Me-Not - Brunnera macrophylla

Siberian bugloss is valued as groundcover in shady areas, and has clumps of large heart-shaped leaves of about six inches. The plant has sprays of small blue flowers, similar to those seen in the related forget-me-nots. Even though this is not a wildflower in Wisconsin, I'm including this plant only because the flower looks so much like the flower of the True Forget-Me-Not and is a good reference to avoid confusion.

False Forget-Me-Not are native to the Caucasus, and are used in gardens. The plants I photographed were used in a rain garden and the flower is also planted in the Allen Centennial Garden's New American Garden in the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Blooms April to May.


For more information on False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla), visit Wikipedia.


False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022
False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 122, 2022

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False Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla


False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2022


Above: False Forget-Me-Not in the Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin (5/16/22).


False Forget-Me-Not near Agawa in Madison, Wisconsin on May 23, 2022

False Forget-Me-Not near Agawain Madison, Wisconsin on May 23, 2022


Above: False Forget-Me-Not near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin (5/23/22)



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