Field Forget - Me - Not
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Taken at Ardmore Point on 27th May 2018 with Panasomic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 



Taken at Barons Haugh on 9th May 2018 with Panasomic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File


Taken at Ardmore Point on 27th May 2018 with Panasomic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

 
Field Forget - Me - Not.
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AKA:
Myosotis arvensis.
Boraginaceae
An annual to perennial.

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Likes dry open places, fields, cultivated land
April - October.
 10 - 40 cm high.
This flower has long been associated with love. A German knight walking
with his beloved leaned over a river bank to pick a bunch of flowers when
he over-balanced and fell in. Weighed down by his heavy armour he drowned while imploring his lover Vergisz mein nicht - forget me not! In France it became
ne m'obliez pas and aimez-moi (love me). During the Middle Ages a lover would wear the flower as a symbol of his/her fidelity.