Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Strict Forget-Me-Not (Blue Forget-Me-Not, Blue Scorpion Grass) (Myosotis stricta) (Also known as: Myosotis micrantha): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 11, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This Forget-Me-Not is differentiated from other Forget-Me-Nots by stems branching from the base of the plant, hairy thoughout and lower flowers scattered amongst the leaves. A formal identification looks at:
  • Tips of the hairs on the calyx (out part of flower structure) are hooked.
  • Flower petal is 1-2 mm wide.
  • Calyx 3-5 mm long and petals blue (or yellow changing to blue)
  • Flowers scattered amongst the leaves. Flower blue. Hooked hairs along midvein of underside of leaf.