Forget Me Not Flowers

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Forget Me Not Flowers

Language of Flower Meanings – In love & remembrance, True Love & Memories

This was my Mom’s favorite flowers!  We grew these under our front living room window to add some color to the plowed up land (clay)  my parents wanted to retire on.

There are a number of species names for this flower (M. sylvatica  / M. scorpioides / M. alpestris) along with common names such as Wood Forget me Knot , Alpine Forget Me Not, Water Forget Me Not, Moose Forget Me Not and Scorpion Grass.   A giant Forget Me Not like flower is called by the same name in Asia and used in tea recipes, however it is not a true Forget Me Not.

In modern times the Forget Me Not Flower is used  as pastry decoration, garnish for recipes and salads and frozen in ice cubes for drinks.  The flowers, stems and leaves are all used in make up for hair and skin for rejuvenation, whitening and anti-aging.   This flower is rich in Vitamin C and Anti-oxidants.

Traditionally it was used to stem nosebleeds, as an eye lotion and for wound care.  The whole plant is astringent and ophthalmic.

This flower is edible though one is recommended to do so sparingly as it contains varying levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Folk Lore – awareness and expanded consciousness

The Forget Me Not Flower was infused with oil to make a salve or lotion for ones eyes to induce visions on August 27th!  Perhaps this was in honour of either the:

  • Wiccan Celebration for the Egyptian Goddess Isis – Partner and true love of Osiris, and mother of Horus; guide of all wives, mothers, healers, advocates, and teachers or,
  • St. Monica’s Day – a Day of Visions

More on – The Secret Language of Flowers

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Language of the Flowers

There is a language little known;
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by Nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty, speak
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For love divine and sunny hours,
In the language of the flowers.

(From The Language of Flowers, 1875)