Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Forget-me-not, a name formerly applied by our unpoetical ancestors to the ground-pine (Ajuga Chamcepitys), a labiate plant so rich in turpentine that, if once tasted, it will not soon be forgotten. In quite modern times we have imported the German legend of a knight who was drowned in endeavouring to gather for his lady-love some flowers of the beautiful water scorpion-grass (Myosotis palustris) - one of the least hairy plants in the Borage family - transferring to this plant his dying words, "Veryiss-mein-nicht" (forget-me-not).