Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Myosotis scorpioides L. image
Photographer: Richard Bauer           

Botanical Illustration

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
  Invasive - Eradicate!  Stop It symbol- click for definition
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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

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