A Little Gem just appeared!

I was admiring the daffodils I planted last fall and noticed nearby what I thought was a Forget-me-not, but the leaves weren’t as I remembered them.

Brunella Diane’s Gold

A neighbor on http://www.nextdoor.com soon responded to my request for identification, and a quick search on Wikipedia confirmed she had correctly identified the plant. It originated in The Caucasus and aptly also named Siberian Bugloss.

So ‘False Forget-me-not’ (another name for it) is not a native of our area, is not invasive either. It’s pretty and cute, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a winner and can stay!

It’s obviously a relic of the Cottager’s Gardens of long ago. I’m surprised I haven’t spotted it before as there is quite the colony growing next to the shoreline.

Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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