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Any of various plants of the genus Myosotis, which includes the forget-me-nots.

[New Latin Myosōtis, genus name, from Latin myosōtis, mouse-ear, a kind of plant, from Greek muosōtis : muos, genitive of mūs, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots + ous, ōt-, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs) or


(Plants) any plant of the boraginaceous genus Myosotis. See forget-me-not
[C18: New Latin from Greek muosōtis mouse-ear (referring to its furry leaves), from muos, genitive of mus mouse + -ōt-, stem of ous ear]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myosotis - forget-me-notsMyosotis - forget-me-nots; scorpion grass  
plant genus - a genus of plants
borage family, Boraginaceae, family Boraginaceae - a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
garden forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica - small biennial to perennial herb of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia having blue, purple or white flowers
forget-me-not, mouse ear, Myosotis scorpiodes - small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
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References in classic literature ?
She has met Mademoiselle de Villefort, and has taken her arm; see, they are following us, both in white dresses, one with a bouquet of camellias, the other with one of myosotis. But tell me" --
But a recompense was in store for him; turning around, he saw near the door a beautiful fair face, whose large blue eyes were, without any marked expression, fixed upon him, while the bouquet of myosotis was gently raised to her lips.
Characteristics: Juncus pygmaeus 3, Isoetes velatum 2, Juncus bufonius 2, Juncus capitatus 2, Solenopsis laurentia 2, Illecebrum verticillatum 1, Isolepis cernua 1, Cicendia filiformis 1, Juncus tenageia 1, Chaetopogon fasciculatus 1, Radiola linoides 1, Isolepis pseudosetacea 1, Exaculum pusillum 1, Lotus hispidus 1, Juncus hybridus 1, Centaurium maritimum 1, Lythrum hyssopifolia 1; Companions: 2 Pinguicula lusitanica, Sagina apetala 2, Serapias perez-chiscanoi 1, Serapias strictiflora 1, Myosotis welwitschii 1, Pulicaria odora +.
Over many years, breeders have played with our native myosotis to give us improved blue, white and pink forms that have become popular with parks departments for use in their spring flower displays, alongside tulips, wallflowers, polyanthus and bellis and the seeds are traditionally sown at this time of year, ready for planting out the young plants in formal patterns in September and October.
The forget-me-not, Myosotis belongs to the Borage family, Boraginaceae that contains many other wonderful blue flowered plants, including the hounds tongue, Cynoglossum, Heliotrope, Pulmonaria, Lithospermum and Anchusa.
breviflora; y, por ultimo, los tambien endemismos, en este caso iberico-occidentales, Myosotis welwistchii Boiss.
reuteriana, Melittis melissophyllum, Cytisus striatus and Ulex minor +, Arbutus unedo 1 in 6; Vincetoxicum nigrum +, Ceratocapnos claviculata 1 in 7; Anthriscus sylvestris + in 12; Carex flacca and Myosotis scorpioides + in 10; Juglans regia r, Smyrnium olusatrum + in 11; Myosotis gr.
carlinifolius + in 8; Festuca dimorpha and Astragalus sempervirens + in 9; Doronicum columnae, Myosotis alpestris subsp.