Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Forget-me-not

1.  Girls in service used to take bunches of forget-me-nots to their mothers on Mothering Sunday to show that they had not forgotten them [Mitcham, Surrey, October 2023].

2. [Kent] Forget-me-nots – the story goes that as god was making the world he thought he had finished when a little voice piped up.  God realised he’d forgotten to colour a tiny flower.  So he gave it the most beautiful colour to ensure it would never again be forgotten [Ruskin Park, London, August 2018].

These are the only contributions concerning forget-me-not in Plant-lore Achive.

Image: cultivated, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Borough of Richmond on Thames, May 2015.