Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Water Scorpion-grass at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_m_scorpioides
June Floyd County GA
The inflorescence is a coil of stalked flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_m_scorpioides_b
Corolla larger than the native, with a short tube and 5 spreading lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Documented growing wild in - NC -
Look for it in wet meadows, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Blue (with a yellow eye)
5-lobed salverform corolla
Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p194
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p213
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p251
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p136