Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3316

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in dry woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, dry fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myosotis verna   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis verna   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-07-003:
Myosotis verna   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Forget-me-not, Early Forget-me-not, Early Scorpion-grass