Tiny Flowers: Blue Forget-me-not

Photo of Hillside of tiny flowers

I pass this roadside embankment several times a week, and from a distance it looks pretty bare. But a close inspection reveals several kinds of tiny flowering plants hiding in plain view, one of which goes by the name Blue Forget-me-not (Myosotis stricta).

Photo of Blue Forget-me-not

Native to Eurasia, this diminutive plant (2-8" tall with flowers slightly larger than 1/16" wide) can be found along roadsides and other areas with disturbed soil in every New England state besides Rhode Island.

Photo of Blue Forget-me-not flowers

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