Forget-me-nots (Myosotis)

The forget-me-nots (Myosotis, Boraginaceae) are often small rosette herbs. There are over 45 native species of Myosotis in Aotearoa New Zealand, and almost all of these are endemic (only found here). In addition, six introduced forget-me-nots of European origin are common garden weeds in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Native forget-me-nots are found in a variety of habitats throughout Aotearoa New Zealand – many are rare and have restricted geographic distributions. About three-quarters of our native species are threatened or at risk.