Roundleaf Forget-Me-Not
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Roundleaf Forget-Me-Not
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Roundleaf Forget-Me-Not
Botanical name: Trigonotis rotundifolia    Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)
Synonyms: Myosotis rotundifolia

Roundleaf Forget-Me-Not is a small tufted or mat-forming forget-me-not like plant, with bright blue flowers with yellow eye. Flowers are 6-8 mm across, in terminal clusters, borne on short spreading stems about 8 cm or more.. Sepal cup is about 3 mm in fruit. Basal leaves are elliptic to rounded and with a heart-shaped base, 1-2 cm, stalked, with bristly prostrate hairs. Stem leaves are stalkless, often with heart-shaped blade. Nutlets are shining black, 3-sided, 1-1.5 mm long. Roundleaf Forget-Me-Not is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to Bhutan and SE Tibet, at altitudes of 3600-5600 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal Photographed at Hamta Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

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