OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-07-001:
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not


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image of Myosotis scorpioides, Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mysc_001_lvd

        

image of Myosotis scorpioides, Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mysc_007_lvd

        

image of Myosotis scorpioides, Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not

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.

image of Myosotis scorpioides, Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_scorpioides_b

June        

Corolla larger than the native, with a short tube and 5 spreading lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-07-001:
Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

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960

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in wet meadows, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

map
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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue (with a yellow eye)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in terminal, helicoid, false racemes

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

 

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