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Jul 28, 2010 4:48 PM

unidentified riverside plant

Please could you help me identify this plant. Found by the riverside in the greater london area. Thanks!

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    Jul 29, 2010 9:44 AM (in response to salicornia)
    Re: unidentified riverside plant

    Hi,

    your plant is a Forget-me-not (Myosotis) - the rather broad obtuse parallel sided decurrent leaves are quite distinctive. There are 3 species which you commonly find in aquatic situations, although only two are frequent around Greater London Myosotis laxa and M. scorpioides. Your plant looks to be having a more running rather than tufted habit and if you look in one of the photos the hairs on the lower parts of the stem are sticking out - both characters suggest it is M. scorpioides (Water Forget-me-not).

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