Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


959

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain

Look for it in marshes, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue (with a yellow eye)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 laxa ssp. laxa   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis laxa   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-07-002:
Myosotis laxa   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smaller Forget-me-not, Marsh Forget-me-not, Tufted Forget-me-not


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image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_myla_001_lvd

        

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm0405h_19

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Blue flowers with a yellow eye, found in wet places, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm160516_725

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm160516_727

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmyosotis_laxa

June-July?        

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm080705_150

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flowers about 0.2" wide, smaller than M. scorpiodes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm080705_152

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves oblong-lanceolate to spatulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa

JK Marlow    jkm120815_785

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden