Myosotis latifolia

Myosotis latifolia_broadleaf forget me not_flower_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Myosotis sylvatica [misapplied in older California references]

Common names: common forget-me-not; wood forget-me-not; broadleaf forget-me-not

Myosotis latifolia (common forget-me-not) is a perennial or annual (family Boraginaceae) found in coniferous and riparian areas along the coast, from Monterey to Humboldt County.

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