Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Myosotis arvensis (L.) Hill image
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Elizabeth Parnis
Family Boraginaceae
Myosotis arvensis (L.) Hill
field forget-me-not, field scorpion-grass
Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
arvensis: of planted fields
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb often with upper branches
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, calyx with semi-stiff hairs, its lobes about equal the tube;calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, leafless, curving, branched cluster (cyme)
Fruit:smooth, shiny nutlet on spreading stalks
Habitat: fields, roadsides

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Myosotis scorpioides L. var. arvensis L.

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