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.
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.