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Genus: Myosotis (Forget-me-not genus)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Family: Boraginaceae

Myosotis sp. in the Company Gardens, Cape Town.

About 50 species, worldwide but mainly in temperate regions of the Old World, with three species native to southern Africa, three species naturalised, and a further two species that are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Myosotis afropalustris


Myosotis galpinii


Myosotis graminifolia


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Myosotis arvensis


Myosotis discolor


Myosotis sylvatica


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Myosotis alpestris (Alpine forget-me-not)

Native to Europe.


Myosotis laxa (Tufted forget-me-not)

Native to Europe.




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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