Myosotis scorpioides L.
Family: Boraginaceae
common forget-me-not, forget-me-not, true forget-me-not, water scorpion-grass
Myosotis scorpioides image
Richard Bauer  
Etymology: Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb often with upper branches
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, calyx with semi-stiff hairs, its lobes about equal the tube;calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, leafless, curving, branched cluster (cyme)
Fruits: smooth, shiny nutlet on spreading stalks
Habitat: fields, roadsides