Field Forget-me-not: the soldiers farewell | Nature Notes from Dorset

Field Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis) is the most common of the four species found on dry, cultivated soils or areas of otherwise thin soils and restricted vegetation such as bare patches by footpaths in woods. The small bluish grey flowers are smaller than those of wood forget-me-not and changing forget-me-not has pale yellow flowers. Early forget-me-not is much smaller than 'field' and flowers from March until May whereas field forget-me-not flowers from May onwards so identification should not be an issue.
Field forget-me-not is a rather untidy, upright plant growing to about a foot tall, sometimes a bit bigger. The small, five petalled flowers are quite distinctive and well known by most people.

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