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Water Forget-Me-Not - flower closeup, Heeswijk, Netherlands In dutch named the &quot;Swamp forget-me-not&quot; and the most common forget-me-not species found in forests here. I&#039;ve been on an unexpectedly long journey to get this identified, and I&#039;m still not 100% sure. So as a lesson learned when photographing a forget-me-not: the flowers by themselves are not enough for an identification.<br />
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Aspects of the plant that are needed for a reliable identification:<br />
- Stem (can be rectangular or round, hairy or not)<br />
- Flower, and how deep it lies<br />
- Leafs, regarding shape, hair, and angle towards the stem. <br />
- Obviously, a note on the habitat it grows in (garden, forest, near water, type of soil)<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62878/water_forget-me-not_heeswijk_netherlands.html" title="Water Forget-Me-Not, Heeswijk, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/62878_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1564012810&Signature=loonuEWgxZ8s2FOYGDvfmvqlmRA%3D" width="200" height="170" alt="Water Forget-Me-Not, Heeswijk, Netherlands In dutch named the &quot;Swamp forget-me-not&quot; and the most common forget-me-not species found in forests here. I&#039;ve been on an unexpectedly long journey to get this identified, and I&#039;m still not 100% sure. So as a lesson learned when photographing a forget-me-not: the flowers by themselves are not enough for an identification.<br />
<br />
Aspects of the plant that are needed for a reliable identification:<br />
- Stem (can be rectangular or round, hairy or not)<br />
- Flower, and how deep it lies<br />
- Leafs, regarding shape, hair, and angle towards the stem. <br />
- Obviously, a note on the habitat it grows in (garden, forest, near water, type of soil)<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62881/water_forget-me-not_-_flower_closeup_heeswijk_netherlands.html<br />
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Whilst on the topic of forget-me-not, some background on the mythology regarding the name:<br />
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&quot;In medieval times, a knight walks along a river with his love. Whilst picking some flowers from the woods, he fell into the river, unable to get out of it due to the weight of his armor. Whilst drowning, he throws the picked flowers to his love, saying &quot;forget me not!&quot;. Allegedly, it became a symbol of eternal love.<br />
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Alternatively, a Greek legend describes God giving all plants a name. A small flower shouts: &quot;I don&#039;t yet have a name, forget me not&quot;! &quot;That shall be your name, said God. <br />
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And finally a pop culture reference. Some of you may recognize the beat in this song from Will Smith&#039;s &quot;Men in black&quot;, yet this is the original:<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Myosotis scorpioides,Netherlands,Water Forget-Me-Not,World" /></a></figure><br />
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Whilst on the topic of forget-me-not, some background on the mythology regarding the name:<br />
<br />
&quot;In medieval times, a knight walks along a river with his love. Whilst picking some flowers from the woods, he fell into the river, unable to get out of it due to the weight of his armor. Whilst drowning, he throws the picked flowers to his love, saying &quot;forget me not!&quot;. Allegedly, it became a symbol of eternal love.<br />
<br />
Alternatively, a Greek legend describes God giving all plants a name. A small flower shouts: &quot;I don&#039;t yet have a name, forget me not&quot;! &quot;That shall be your name, said God. <br />
<br />
And finally a pop culture reference. Some of you may recognize the beat in this song from Will Smith&#039;s &quot;Men in black&quot;, yet this is the original:<br />
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Water Forget-Me-Not - flower closeup, Heeswijk, Netherlands

In dutch named the "Swamp forget-me-not" and the most common forget-me-not species found in forests here. I've been on an unexpectedly long journey to get this identified, and I'm still not 100% sure. So as a lesson learned when photographing a forget-me-not: the flowers by themselves are not enough for an identification.

Aspects of the plant that are needed for a reliable identification:
- Stem (can be rectangular or round, hairy or not)
- Flower, and how deep it lies
- Leafs, regarding shape, hair, and angle towards the stem.
- Obviously, a note on the habitat it grows in (garden, forest, near water, type of soil)

Water Forget-Me-Not, Heeswijk, Netherlands In dutch named the "Swamp forget-me-not" and the most common forget-me-not species found in forests here. I've been on an unexpectedly long journey to get this identified, and I'm still not 100% sure. So as a lesson learned when photographing a forget-me-not: the flowers by themselves are not enough for an identification.<br />
<br />
Aspects of the plant that are needed for a reliable identification:<br />
- Stem (can be rectangular or round, hairy or not)<br />
- Flower, and how deep it lies<br />
- Leafs, regarding shape, hair, and angle towards the stem. <br />
- Obviously, a note on the habitat it grows in (garden, forest, near water, type of soil)<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62881/water_forget-me-not_-_flower_closeup_heeswijk_netherlands.html<br />
<br />
Whilst on the topic of forget-me-not, some background on the mythology regarding the name:<br />
<br />
"In medieval times, a knight walks along a river with his love. Whilst picking some flowers from the woods, he fell into the river, unable to get out of it due to the weight of his armor. Whilst drowning, he throws the picked flowers to his love, saying "forget me not!". Allegedly, it became a symbol of eternal love.<br />
<br />
Alternatively, a Greek legend describes God giving all plants a name. A small flower shouts: "I don't yet have a name, forget me not"! "That shall be your name, said God. <br />
<br />
And finally a pop culture reference. Some of you may recognize the beat in this song from Will Smith's "Men in black", yet this is the original:<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Myosotis scorpioides,Netherlands,Water Forget-Me-Not,World


Whilst on the topic of forget-me-not, some background on the mythology regarding the name:

"In medieval times, a knight walks along a river with his love. Whilst picking some flowers from the woods, he fell into the river, unable to get out of it due to the weight of his armor. Whilst drowning, he throws the picked flowers to his love, saying "forget me not!". Allegedly, it became a symbol of eternal love.

Alternatively, a Greek legend describes God giving all plants a name. A small flower shouts: "I don't yet have a name, forget me not"! "That shall be your name, said God.

And finally a pop culture reference. Some of you may recognize the beat in this song from Will Smith's "Men in black", yet this is the original:

    comments (21)

  1. I made it 27 seconds into that song and could endure it no longer ;) Posted 11 months ago
    1. Bahaha! Posted 11 months ago
    2. Why not? You mean could not resist the desire to dance? Posted 11 months ago
      1. I was too busy fighting the nausea that it caused me to feel. Hard to dance when you're trying not to hurl (ie. "blow chunks", "puke", etc.)... Posted 11 months ago, modified 11 months ago
        1. To each their own :)
          Somewhat surprised still, you're my age, and somehow I assumed you may like the old soul and funk of our times.
          Posted 11 months ago
          1. Lol ;)
            Is this really from our time? I've never heard it before. But, my parents tended to listen to more folk and hippie music. So, I guess I was deprived of funk music :-D
            Posted 11 months ago
            1. I was too, Christine. I grew up on classic rock, classic country, folk, and a little bit of psychedelic rock. :) Posted 11 months ago
              1. YES, ditto :) Posted 11 months ago
            2. Actually, my current distaste for this music is probably just a projection of the fact that I just ate vegetarian "chicken" made out of pea protein for dinner. If that's not enough to create generalized disdain, then nothing will. I do not recommend fake meat. Posted 11 months ago
              1. That pea protein stuff is pretty nasty. I tried the pea protein yogurt and almost threw up. It tasted like creamed chalk. LOL Posted 11 months ago
                1. Lisa, it was my first time trying it, and I’m traumatized ;P. Super gross. It tasted like flatulence roasted over a campfire. Posted 11 months ago
            3. That explains it, musical upbringing truly has a permanent impact on taste. I was raised on soul music. More like brainwashed. My dad had at most a repertoire of 300 songs which he played continuously during the full 2 decades I was living there. It can't be undone. Posted 11 months ago
              1. It's okay. We are all brainwashed! I have many guilty pleasures when it comes to music! Posted 11 months ago
                1. Hehe, so true. I do like Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone....they might be soul-ish?! So, I'm not completely deprived :) Posted 11 months ago
                2. For the sake of fun and curiosity, I'd like to run a little test. Watch this in full:



                  ...and tell me what it does for you?
                  Posted 11 months ago
                  1. I think that's totally cool with all those people from around the world. And, it seriously makes me wish I could play a washboard. I can play the spoons though - tis true ;) Posted 11 months ago
                    1. What a relief. I thought the damage would be much worse, and I had to put serious effort in music re-education ;) Posted 11 months ago
                      1. Hehe, phew! Posted 11 months ago
  2. So beautiful! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thank you, and I will say proudly that you and Christine are an inspiration for me to be even sharper during my hikes, where I'd normally just pass by such flowers. Posted 11 months ago
      1. Aww, thanks Ferdy <3. You have definitely encouraged and inspired me to improve my photography skills and to be bold in sharing my spottings :) Posted 11 months ago

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''Myosotis scorpioides'' , the Water Forget-me-not or True Forget-me-not, is a herbaceous perennial plant of the genus ''Myosotis''. It is native to Europe and Asia, but can be found elsewhere, including much of North America, as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It grows in bogs and wet places and beside streams and rivers. It is an erect plant which ranges in height from 6 in. to two feet, bearing small blue flowers with yellow centers. It blooms from mid-spring to first frost.. more

Similar species: Boraginales
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Uploaded Jul 12, 2018. Captured May 27, 2018 14:54.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm