Myosotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. The name comes from the Ancient Greek μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", which the foliage is thought to resemble. In the northern hemisphere they are colloquially denominated forget-me-nots. Myosotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. The name comes from the Ancient Greek μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", which the foliage is. The true forget-me-not flower (Myosotis scorpioides) grows on tall, hairy stems which sometimes reach 2 feet (61 cm.) in height. The name 'myosotis' comes from the Greek word meaning “mouse's ear,” as its leaves resemble that of a mouses ear. · Forget me nots have no shortage of symbolism. Where it grows. Cultivated land, roadsides, waste ground and dunes. · Best time to see. Flowers from April to September. · Cultural info · How's it doing? Forget-me-not is a well-known flowering plant in the borage family (Boraginaceae), making it a relative of such herbs and landscape plants. The Myosotis alpestris, or the Alpine forget-me-not, is Alaska's state flower—and it was named as such before Alaska became a state. The Alaskan. Like tiny pieces of bright blue sky dropped into your garden, forget-me-nots are one of the few true-blue flowers available to gardeners. For a cute, colorful flower that regrows every year, consider planting forget-me-nots in your garden. "Forget-me-not blossoms are dainty. Forget-me-not, or Myosotis, is a humble but glorious spring flower, which appears in frothy blue clouds at the front of borders and at the.