Myosotis sylvatica Hoffm.

Deut.Fl. 61 (1791)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Biennial or perennial, herb, to 0.4 m high. Fl. blue, Sep to Dec. Loam over granite. Creekline.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 2 December 1996


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

Alternative Names. Garden Forget-me-not, Wood Forget-me-not.

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Perennial. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Animals (adhesion), soil, garden waste.

Notes. Naturalised in Australia, New Zealand, Macaronesia and southern Africa.

Additional information. Origin. Europe. History of use/introduction. Ornamental, seed contaminant. Similar exotic species. Myosotis discolor.

Suggested method of management and control. Try 0.5% glyphosate + Pulse®. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y Y      
Germination           U U            
Flowering                 Y Y Y Y  
Fruiting                     U U  
Optimum Treatment             U U U U      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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