Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Chinese Forget Me Not, Chinese Hound's Tongue)
Do not Feed
Common Name: Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Chinese Forget Me Not, Chinese Hound's Tongue)
Latin Name:Cynoglossum amabile
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Although it resembles its namesake (the familiar garden Forget-Me-Not), the Cynoglossum is not edible, as it contains amabiline, a pyrrolizidine alkaloid that can cause liver damage if eaten in quantity.
The Chinese Forget-Me-Not can be differentiated from the common Forget-Me-Not by the absence of the yellow centre in the eye of the flower.
Do not confuse with Forget-Me-Not (Mysotis), which is from the same family and is edible, or with the False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera) which is a different plant and is not edible.
Although this plant is grown in the garden in the UK it does grow wild elsewhere in the world.