Photographer: Richard Bauer
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
Invasive - Eradicate!
|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; 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|