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True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

Above: True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street storm water outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin (6/09/20).


True Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides

An introduced species in North America, the Forget-me-not is usually found in damp or wet habitats, such as bogs, ponds, streams, ditches, fen and rivers. Although it favors wet ground, it can even survive submerged in water, and often can form floating rafts.

Forget-me-not flowers are pink in bud and become light blue when fully open. The small, five-petal, light blue blossoms are a little over a 1/4 inch wide with yellow centers and white honey guides.

Other names include: Water forget-me-not, common forget-me-not, forget-me-not, water scorpion-grass.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

Above: Fleabane on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 20, 2019.



Forget-Me-Not
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Sweet little maid Forget-Me-Not,

She's such a darling little tot;

A blue-eyed child with modest ways,

She's never spoiled a bit by praise.



For more information on True Forget-me-not, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides.


True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 14, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 14, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 14, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2020.
True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 19, 2020.

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True Forget-me-not
Myosotis scorpioides


True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.

True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2020.


Above: True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 09, 2020.


True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2020.


Above: True Forget-me-not near cattails at Pickford Street stormwater outflow into Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2020.


True Forget-me-not.

True Forget-me-not.

1885 illustration of Myosotis Scorpioides.


Above: 1885 botanical illustration of Myosotis Scorpioides.


Forget-me-not Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.

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