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Western Isles Wildflowers
Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.
Gaelic name: Cotharach
"I have attached a photograph of( myosotis scorpioides) water forget-me-not which is blooming just now at the edge of my pond. Larger flowers than m.arvensis "
Water forget-me-not flowers are about 1/4 inch across, common forget me-not flowers are only 1/8 to 3/16 inches across.
Water forget-me-not grows in damp meadows and stream margins, often the plant is semi-submerged.
This plant flowers May to August.
Some of the early-flowering cultivated varieties of forget-me-not are derived from this species, although most of the annual garden species come from the wood forget-me-not.
In the Western Isles the forget me-not was magically associated with gaining wealth and protection from evil influences.
We have water forget-me-not, creeping forget-me-not, tufted forget-me-not, common forget-me-not (field), and changing forget-me-not (yellow) growing in the Western Isles.
Water forget-me-not is a native plant of the Western Isles.
Photography © Frank Stark
South Lochs - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
1st May, 2007
Frank's web site of his nature photography
Flowers By Colours:
blue or purplish
orchid ID notes
Colour of the season
May 27th Lush Green!
June 11th White
June 25th Pink
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