Like birds, flowers make their way into literature in all its forms. In one of my favorite poems, Longfellow's "Evangeline," the stars in the "meadows of heaven" were said to be "the forget-me-nots of the angels."
"True" forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) -- found growing wild in Vermont -- have a small blue flower with a yellow center. The flowers grow in bunches, with the stems standing 6- to 24-inches high. They bloom May through October, and can be found stream-side or in other moist environments. Look for true forget-me-nots now. Photos by Meghan Oliver.