Omphalodes verna

Omphalodes verna - blue-eyed Mary (creeping navelwort)

The blue-eyed Mary grows stolons that take root, and eventually the ground is covered with a dense leaf carpet. The leaves are heart-shaped. In spring, when the daffodils are blossoming, the leaves are dotted with small flowers of the truest blue. That is the time to go to the southeastern end of Alppiruusulaakso (Rhododendron valley) to admire the beauty of the blue-eyed Mary. The flowers resemble Forget-me-nots (Myosotis) but are slightly larger. The blue-eyed Mary belongs to the family Boraginaceae.