Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4069

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Myosotis stricta   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis stricta   FAMILY Boraginaceae

(?) (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-07-008:
Myosotis micrantha   FAMILY Boraginaceae

(?) (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Myosotis micrantha

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Scorpion-grass


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image of Myosotis stricta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mymi_001_lvd

        

image of Myosotis stricta

JK Marlow    jkm170415_698

April    Haywood County    NC

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Pubescent annual to 2dm tall. Fruiting pedicels much shorter than the calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Myosotis stricta

JK Marlow    jkm170415_698b

April    Haywood County    NC

Parking lot

image of Myosotis stricta

JK Marlow    jkm170415_702

April    Haywood County    NC

Parking lot

Corolla blue, ~ 1.5mm broad, tube not exceeding the calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Myosotis stricta

JK Marlow    jkm170415_703

April    Haywood County    NC

Parking lot

Plants floriferous nearly to the base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Myosotis stricta

JK Marlow    jkm170415_703b

April    Haywood County    NC

Parking lot

Basal leaves 1-2cm long, narrowed to a winged petiole; cauline leaves sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.