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Myosotis alpestris - F.W.Schmidt.
                 
Common Name Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rare and local in Britain, growing in damp woodlands and meadows, usually on basic rock formations[17, 200].
Range Britain, Europe, W. Asia and N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late spring. Form: Upright or erect.

Myosotis alpestris Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not


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Myosotis alpestris Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Scorpion Grass, Forget-Me-Not
   
Physical Characteristics
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Myosotis alpestris is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Jul to September, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms
M. rupicola.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent;  Ophthalmic.

The whole plant is astringent and ophthalmic[7]. Used as a lotion, it is an excellent remedy for many eye diseases[7]. It is also ground into a powder and applied externally to wounds, at one time the leaf juice was used to stop nose bleeds[7]. The plant is harvested in May and can be dried for later use[7].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Woodland garden. Prefers a well-drained gritty soil[245]. Plants are hardy to about -20°c[187]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. The flowers are deliciously fragrant in the evening and night time though there is little or no scent in the daytime[245]. Special Features: North American native, Naturalizing, Fragrant flowers.
Propagation
Seed - sow outdoors in situ in late spring or early summer. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 20°c. Division in spring[111]. Large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of young shoots, summer in a shady border[111].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Myosotis scorpioidesWater Forget-Me-Not, True forget-me-not01
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