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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_myvi2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160421_286287

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

An erect, sometimes branched, stem up to 16" high, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm160421_287b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_99

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruiting pedicels more or less erect. Inflorescence internodes < 10mm, per Weakley's Flora.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4910_304

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_182

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_224

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower white; calyx irregular with some of its hairs hooked at the end, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_227

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers less than 1/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_232

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves oblong or narrowly elliptic, mostly 1-5cm long, 2-10mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_331

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_421

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Found in dry, open woods, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.