Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Myosotis scorpioides L. image
Photographer: Richard Bauer           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Joshua J. Nemec

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski
Family Boraginaceae
Myosotis scorpioides L.
common forget-me-not, forget-me-not, true forget-me-not, water scorpion-grass
Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
scorpioides: scorpion-like
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-24" tall forb, stems hairy, often creeping; roots fibrous
Flower: blue with a yellow center, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" wide, petals flat at the top of the tube, calyx with flat, tight hairs, the lobes much shorter than the tube; calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, curving, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:smooth, shiny nutlets on spreading stalks
Leaf:alternate, stalkless, hairy, evergreen in ponds
Habitat: wet; shores, shallows, streambanks, springs
(Glossary)

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