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