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Myosotis alpestris - F.W.Schmidt.

Common Name Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rare and local in Britain, growing in damp woodlands and meadows, usually on basic rock formations[17, 200].
Range Britain, Europe, W. Asia and N. America.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Myosotis alpestris Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not


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Myosotis alpestris Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not

 

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Summary

Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late spring. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Myosotis alpestris is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

M. rupicola.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Ophthalmic.

The whole plant is astringent and ophthalmic[7]. Used as a lotion, it is an excellent remedy for many eye diseases[7]. It is also ground into a powder and applied externally to wounds, at one time the leaf juice was used to stop nose bleeds[7]. The plant is harvested in May and can be dried for later use[7].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Woodland garden. Prefers a well-drained gritty soil[245]. Plants are hardy to about -20°c[187]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. The flowers are deliciously fragrant in the evening and night time though there is little or no scent in the daytime[245]. Special Features: North American native, Naturalizing, Fragrant flowers.

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Propagation

Seed - sow outdoors in situ in late spring or early summer. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 20°c. Division in spring[111]. Large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of young shoots, summer in a shady border[111].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Myosotis scorpioidesWater Forget-Me-Not, True forget-me-not01

 

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