On very wet, soggy ground throughout the country you'll commonly find this member of the Forget-me-not family. It has small sky-blue - occasionally pink or white - 5-petalled flowers (4-10mm across) which are borne in loose cymes which slowly uncoil as the flowers open up from May to October. The corolla is somewhat flat as the 5 lobes spread out from the tube at the white and yellow centre. The leaves are alternate and untoothed with pointed tips and the stems are covered in closely-pressed hairs. It is a perennial plant which spreads by means of creeping rhizomes. This is a native plant which belongs to the family Boraginaceae.
My first record of this plant is in 1980 in 5-mile-point, Co Wicklow and I photographed it in 2007 at Tacumshane, Co Wexford.
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