Myosotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae that are commonly called Forget-me-nots. Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Magnoliopsida is the Botanical name for a class of Flowering plants By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its Incertae sedis ( Latin for "of uncertain placement" abbreviated "inc Boraginaceae Juss 1789 the Borage or Forget-me-not family includes a variety of Shrubs Trees and Herbs totaling about 2000 species In Biology, a species is one of the basic units of Biological classification and a Taxonomic rank. A genus (plural genera from Γένος Latin genus "descent family type gender" is a low-level Taxonomic The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group In Biological classification, family ( Latin Boraginaceae Juss 1789 the Borage or Forget-me-not family includes a variety of Shrubs Trees and Herbs totaling about 2000 species
There are about fifty species in the genus, with considerable variation. In Biology, a species is one of the basic units of Biological classification and a Taxonomic rank. A considerable number of the species have small (1 cm diameter or less) rather flat 5-petalled blue flower growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring. Colour variation is somewhat frequent within species, and white or pink forms are common. They are popular in gardens, and cultivated forms often show a mixture of colours. Gardening is the practice of growing Plants for their attractive flowers or foliage and Vegetables or Fruits for consumption Forget-me-nots prefer shade.
Forget-me-nots can be annual or perennial plants. Botanically an annual plant is a Plant that usually germinates, Flowers and dies in one Year. A perennial plant or perennial ( Latin per, "through" annus, "year" is a Plant that lives for more than Their root systems are generally diffuse. Their seeds are found in small, tulip shaped pods along the stem to the flower. The pods attach to clothing when brushed against and eventually fall off, leaving the small seed within to germinate elsewhere. Seeds can be collected by putting a piece of paper under the stems and shaking them. The seed pods and some seeds will fall out.
They are widely distributed. Most Myosotis species are endemic to New Zealand, though one or two European species, especially the Wood Forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica have been introduced in most of the temperate regions of Europe, Asia and America. Endemism is the Ecological state of being unique to a place Endemic species are not naturally found elsewhere Myosotis sylvatica or Wood Forget-me-not is a Herbaceous Perennial plant of the genus Myosotis. An introduced species (also known as naturalized species or exotic species) is an Organism that is not indigenous to a given location but Myosotis scorpioides is also known as scorpion grass.
In the United States of America, Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. Myosotis alpestris or Alpine Forget-me-not is a Herbaceous Perennial plant of the genus Myosotis. This is a list of US state flowers: See also List of US state trees Lists of U Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent Forget-me-nots are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Setaceous Hebrew Character. A larva ( Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of Animal with indirect development, undergoing Metamorphosis (for example Lepidoptera is an order of Insect that includes Moths and butterflies. The Setaceous Hebrew Character ( Xestia c-nigrum) is a Moth of the family Noctuidae.
The name was borrowed from Old French "ne m'oubliez pas" and first used in English in c. Old French was the Romance Dialect continuum spoken in territories which span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium 1532. Loans and translations of it can be found in most European and some non-European languages, like German "Vergissmeinnicht", Italian "Nontiscordardimé", Polish "Niezapominajka", Slovak "Nezábudky", Danish "Forglem-mig-ej", Icelandic "Gleym-mér-ei", Swedish "Förgätmigej", Dutch "vergeet-mij-nietje", Spanish "no-me-olvides", Russian "Незабудки", Bulgarian “Незабравки”, Lithuanian "Neužmirštuolės", Greek "Μη με λησμονείς" (also connected to the people who died during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus), Esperanto "neforgesumino", Chinese "勿忘草" (Mandarin: wù wàng cǎo), Korean "물망초" (勿忘草, mul mang cho), Japanese "勿忘草" (Wasurenagusa), Hebrew "זכריני" (Zichrini), Hungarian "Nefelejcs", Turkish "Unutma Beni", Albanian "Lule-mos-me-harro", Czech "Pomněnka" etc. The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, launched on July 20 1974, was a Turkish Military operation against a coup which had been staged by the Cypriot is by far the most widely spoken constructed International auxiliary language in the world
In the 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers.
Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not". This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate. It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.
It is also told in pious legend that the Christ Child was sitting on Mary's lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see her eyes. The Child Jesus, or Divine Infant, represents the infant Jesus until to the age of twelve He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared, hence the name forget-me-not.
The forget-me-not became the subject of a disco song "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen in 1982 hitting the Top 10 in many countries. "Forget Me Nots" is a 1982 hit Recording by R&B Singer songwriter Patrice Rushen. Patrice Louise Rushen (born September 30, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a Grammy Award winning American R&B The lyrics include "Sending you forget-me-nots, to help you to remember". This song is notable for the fact its bassline was sampled for George Michael's "Fastlove", Will Smith's "Men in Black" and Pauline Pantsdown's "Backdoor Man". Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning " Fastlove " is a song by George Michael, released by Virgin Records in the UK and Dreamworks Records in the U " Men in Black " is a song by Will Smith (featuring singer Coko from double diamond selling group SWV) from the movie Men in Black Pauline Pantsdown is an Australian satirist and Australian Senate candidate best known for parodying Pauline Hanson, a controversial former member of federal Probably also MC Solaar has been inspired by this song (Track: "Les Boys Bandent").
The New Jersey rock band Saves the Day have a song titled "Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots" from the album Through Being Cool. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Saves the Day are a rock band that was formed in 1997 in Princeton New Jersey. Through Being Cool is the second Album by Princeton New Jersey -based band Saves the Day.
The German band Eisbrecher wrote a song named "Vergissmeinnicht" (Forget-me-not in German). Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Eisbrecher is a German rock / Electronic music band that consists primarily of Alexx Wesselsky (Vocals and Noel Pix (Lead Guitar/Programming
The forget-me-not was also used in the song "Once Upon a Summertime". Once Upon a Summertime is a 1959 (see 1959 in music) album by Blossom Dearie. The lyrics include "A bunch of bright forget-me-nots was all I let you buy me".
In 1948 the little blue Forget Me Not flower, or badge, was adopted as a Masonic emblem at the first Annual Convention of the United Grand Lodges of Germany, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.  The flower, or badge, is now universally worn as a Masonic emblem in the coat lapel to remember all those that have suffered in the name of Freemasonry, and specifically those during the Nazi era.  
In its German version, the title of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has been translated into Vergiss mein nicht!. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American drama and Romantic comedy by French director Michel
The forget-me-not is a traditional symbol of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, the fourth Greek-lettered sorority for women, founded at Syracuse University in 1872. Alpha Phi ( ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York.
The flower is also a symbol of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, which was founded in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO but also ΑΦΩ A-Phi-O and A-Phi-Q is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses an Lafayette College is a private Coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
The Alzheimer Society of Canada's symbol is the forget-me-not flower. The symbol represents memory loss - one of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. 
In Kingdom Hearts, in Halloween town, Sally gives Sora, Donald, Goofy and Jack a boquet of forget-me-nots as an ingredient for a heart, specifically for memory. is an Action role-playing game developed and published by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 Video game console In the Game Boy Advance sequel, Chain of Memories, Dr Finkelstein creates a potion to awaken true memories using forget-me-nots as a key ingredient. is an Action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and Japanese studio Jupiter and published by Square Enix in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance
In the children's TV programme Fifi & the Flowertots, Fifi herself is an anthropomorphic forget-me-not. Fifi & the Flowertots is a British Stop-motion animated children's television series first broadcast in 2005 which airs on Nick Jr and Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects
The 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly features forget-me-nots in the final scene when they rise from the ground and are indicated as the source of Substance D. A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K As the film ends, Keanu Reeves' character, Bob Arctor, hides one of the forget-me-nots in his boot, so that when he returns to the New Path clinic during Thanksgiving he can give it to his friends, people who are undercover police agents. Keanu Charles Reeves (kiːˈɑːnuː born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian Actor.
The Forget-me-not are traditionally worn by Newfoundlanders on July 1st in remembrance of those Newfoundlanders who died during the First World War. July 1 was chosen because of the high number of casualties suffered by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on 1 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, fought from July to November 1916 was among the largest battles of the First World War