Cynoglossum amabile Stapf & J.R.Drumm., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 202 1906. ;
China (S-Gansu, W-Guizhou, W-Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet, SW-Tibet, Bhutan, N-India, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, South Africa (I) (KwaZulu-Natal (I)), Tanzania (I), Costa Rica (I), Taiwan (I), Java (I), Fiji (I), Peru (I), Puerto Rico (I), Venezuela (I), Mexico (I), Jamaica (I), Ecuador (I), Argentina (I), Bolivia (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Brazil (I), Panama (I), El Salvador (I), Honduras (I), Guatemala (I), Colombia (I), Hawaii (I) (Hawaii Isl. (I)), USA (I) (Arkansas (I), Massachusetts (I), New Hampshire (I), New York (I), Oklahoma (I),
Wisconsin (I))
as per Catalogue of Life;

Boraginaceae Week :: Cynoglossum amabile : Oman : 080612 : AK: Cynoglossum amabile photographed on 21/3/08 in Muscat.
Common name Chinese Forget-me-not.
A cultivated garden plant.
Identified earlier on our group by … and …

You are showing some of the most beautiful plants from the world which are cultivated for growing in gardens. Very nice plant.


Garden Flowers for ID : 300111 : AK-1: Taken on 21st March,08 at Muscat,Oman.
They resemble Alpine Forget-me-nots as in Flowersofindia, but those are found in Valley of Flowers.


tiny blue flowers for id, mm15062012:  Wildflowers growing by the edge of a path in Darjeeling, they seem to be of the Boraginaceae family. Would very much appreciate an id. The flowers were about 8mm across.

What is very interesting to me is that I saw two spotted lady bird beetles in one frame. Did the plant show aphid infestation

I do not recall seeing aphid infestation, but the lady bird beetles were rather common. While we were in Sandakhphu in Singalila NP, I remember seeing a group of 7 or 8 in a about 2 square inches. They were everywhere.

A description of Myosotis sylvatica is available at – What attracts me –
  • “Basal leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate…. Cauline leaves oblanceolate….. apiculate, uppermost ones similar but smaller and sessile …..” = it may explain variation in leaves in your 1st pic with those of the rest two
  • Inflorescence in flower short and crowded, in fruit loose and elongated…..” = as can be seen in 1st & 2nd images
  • “Corolla limb 5-7 mm broad; blue or bluish-purple….” = may support you description in the post “The flowers were about 8mm across”
Here are some links of images –

Now, it’s up to you, if you buy this theory or not 🙂

Can this be Lindelofia sp.?

I buy your theory, but with discounts –
  • discounts for making my theory head towards junkyard (50% would be fine to me :P)
  • no mention of Lindelofia in the document of dicot flora of Darjeeling, available at –
  • search for Lindelofia yields –
  1. (description and distribution)
  2. synonym/s –
  3. pics –
  4. fotomontaro
  5. plantsystematics
  6. asianflora.jpg

Flower from above is not visible, but hidden fruits suggest Myosotis.

perhaps it is not possible to id this further as photographs are not very cleat

i did take photos of the flower face up but they are very unclear

I think it should be Cynoglossum amabile Stapf & J.R.Drumm. as per images herein and as per the following links: