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Key to Myosotis

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(For a list of species in Myosotis, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Calyx tube hairs appressed, not hooked at tip

2. Corolla 2–5 mm diam; calyx tube ± <= lobes; style < nutlets; stem often decumbent but base not creeping or stolon-like; annual to short-lived perennial herb ..... M. laxa

2' Corolla 5–10 mm diam; calyx tube >> lobes; style ± >= nutlets; stem base often creeping or stolon-like; perennial herb ..... M. scorpioides

1' Calyx tube hairs at least some spreading, some or all hooked

3. Calyx lobes unequal, 2 longer; corolla 1–2 mm diam, white ..... [M. verna]

3' Calyx lobes ± equal; corolla 1–10 mm diam, generally blue, occasionally initially yellow or pink

4. Pedicel in fruit >= calyx; corolla 5–10 mm diam; perennial herb ..... M. latifolia

4' Pedicel in fruit < to << calyx; corolla 1–3 mm diam; annual, occasionally biennial

5. Flowers ± in upper 1/2 of pl; corolla yellow turning blue; style >= nutlets; abaxial leaf hairs not hooked at tip ..... M. discolor

5' Flowers ± throughout pl; corolla deep blue; style << nutlets; abaxial leaf hairs hooked at tip ..... M. micrantha


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