A widespread and polymorphic species which according to Vestergren (Stroh in Arkiv. Bot. 29A(8): 1-39.1938) comprises several subspecies throughout its geographical range. Vestergren (in nota, l.c. 6) was of the view that the plants from the Himalayas were fairly distinct and represented a separate race, “Myosotis himalaica
. ined.” More material of Myosotis sylvatica
from the Himalayas is required for further studies, involving pollen morphology to verify this. Our plants come closest to subsp. rivularis
Vestergren (found N. & NW. Iran) and are tentatively treated under this subhead. According to M. Popov (l.c. 373) typical Myosotis sylvatica
is a forest plant with broader leaves and thin ± creeping rhizome.