Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3443

Forb
Annual/Biennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bottomland forests and alluvial fields, probably associated with nutrient-rich soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

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

FRUIT:
Spring
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 macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-07-004:
Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass