Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-07-007:
Myosotis discolor FAMILY Boraginaceae
(?) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora
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Alternate & basal
Yellowish or cream upon opening, turning to blue
5-lobed salverform corolla
Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)
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