Myosotis, - so named from Greek words signifying a "rat's ear." Its oval, velvety leaves are like the ear of a rat or mouse.

M. arvensis is a well known sentimental plant, bearing very delicate blue flowers, with white and yellow eyes, in little spikes or clusters, most of the season; six inches high.

It flourishes best in a moist, shady place. Propagated freely from seeds. Autumn-sown plants succeed best.