Jiwon's Alcove


May 26, 2023
A colony of forget-me-nots, a small flowering plants with its flowers characterized by five light-blue petals and a yellow pistils.

Most species of forget-me-nots (Myosotis sp.) are non-native to North America. This colony, which occupies wide swaths of my back yard through its rhizomous spread, is most likely the highly invasive Myosotis scorpiodes from Europe, which has become commonplace around here in the Great Lakes region. I will most likely need to resort to herbicidal control. It's a shame, since it is quite the pretty flower.