Ceylon Forget Me Not   
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Ceylon Forget Me Not
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Ceylon Forget Me Not, Ceylon hound's tongue • Tamil: Pisinottarai • Nepali: कनिके कुरो Kanike Kuro
Botanical name: Cynoglossum zeylanicum    Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)

Ceylon Forget Me Not is an erect, branched herb; branches more or less hispid with bulbous-based hairs. Leaves 3-8 x 1-1.8 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, margin ciliate, entire or obscurely dentate, apex acute, base cuneate or subacute, strigose on both surfaces. Flowers bluish-white, in terminal, simple or furcately branched secund racemes ; peduncle hairy ; pedicels 3 mm long, curved. Calyx 5-lobed ; tube 1 mm long ; lobes 2 x 1 mm, enlarged in fruit, hairy without. Corolla 3-4 mm long, rotate ; Petals rounded at apex ; scales 5 at throat. Stamens 5, inserted on corolla tube ; filaments short ; anthers 2-celled. is found at altitudes 1200-4100 m. Commonly found in Afghanistan, Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), India, Ceylon, east to China and Japan, Malaysia. Flowering: June-November.

Photographed in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand.
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