OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-07-004:
Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_myma_002_lvd

        

image of Myosotis macrosperma, Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

JK Marlow    jkm170408_509

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Flowers only 0.12" wide, in tight helical racemes at branch ends, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_546

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Flower stalks spread outward as fruits mature, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Myosotis macrosperma, Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

JK Marlow    jkm170408_547

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Fruiting pedicels divergent; inflorescence internodes usually > 10mm, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Myosotis macrosperma, Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

JK Marlow    jkm220419_7032

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Myosotis macrosperma, Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0020

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210507_0020b

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Stem leaves sessile, the lower spatulate, the upper elliptic and smaller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Myosotis macrosperma, Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0021

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-07-004:
Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3443

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: 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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