Plant ID forum: Trying to pin down species

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 12, 2013 10:19 PM CST
This is a very jolly forget-me-not that naturalizes in my Pacific NW garden - pops up here and there in no particular pattern. Blooms Apr-May, doesn't get much taller than 8", true blue. When it gets ratty, I pull it out, so I assume it self-seeds. I'm trying to add this to my plant list but am baffled at all the choices, with very few pictures. If anyone has a clue I'd be grateful.


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 13, 2013 7:43 AM CST
Looks like:

True Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides)

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calr...

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MYSC
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 13, 2013 2:59 PM CST
Don't have an answer, but it sure is pretty. Wonder would it grow in north Florida?
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 12:24 AM CST
Lin, I opened that link and lo and behold I had already posted this very photo on there some time ago. So hopefully at that time I did my research and am reasonably certain this is the correct place for this. I'm in the midst of going through my personal plant list, trying to get it all in order (fall/winter project) and sometimes I don't have full names.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 8:41 AM CST
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 14, 2013 9:08 AM CST
I can't tell if the centers are yellow or not? If so, I would agree with the Myosotis ID. If they are white, it could be an Anchusa. Either way, it's completely awesome!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Wow, they sure look alike don't they!

Anchusa: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Anchusa
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 10:09 AM CST
The centers are yellow near as I can tell. I do love this plant, it self-seeds itself and I never know where it will pop up. Sometimes I get a whole drift of them, other times just spots here and there. I love the bright pop of blue wherever it lands.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 10:15 AM CST
It really is gorgeous with those blue flowers!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 14, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Self-seeding sounds like a Myosotis, and AFAIK, the yellow is definitive. I have the more common Myosotis and it's welcome to 'pop' wherever it wants to too! No idea where to find more unusual perennials like Anchusa since moving to AL.
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