Forget-me-not Brunnera!

Last week I mistook a Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla) for a Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis arvensis) due to their partial similarity. As a botany enthusiast my weakness is in leaf morphology. I typically identify plants from their flowers, although this is not ideal as it can often lead to misidentification and ultimately only being able to ID during bloom, it is something I am working on.

Brunnera leaves are cordate (heartshaped) with cream markings whereas Forget-Me-Not leaves are stalked.




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