Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Myosotis verna Nutt. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Boraginaceae
Myosotis verna Nutt.
early scorpion-grass, white forget-me-not
Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
verna: of spring
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 2"-8" tall forb, hairy throughout
Flower: white, 5-parted, less than 1/8" wide, petals not flat, calyx with hairs hooked below and upright above, its 3 lobes shorter than the other 2; calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, leafless, curving, branched clusters (cyme); blooms April-July
Fruit:nutlet with mostly erect stalks
Leaf:mostly stalkless, oblong with a rounded tip
Habitat: dry; upland woods, fields

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All Myosotis list Google- Images or Text
Myosotis virginica auct. non (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

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