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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Myosotis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Myosotis discolor Pers.
Habit: Annual, occasionally biennial, puberulent to rough-hairy; roots fibrous. Stem: 1--5 dm, slender, branched or not. Leaf: sparse, generally 1--4 cm, 2--8 mm wide, abaxial hairs not hooked at tip; basal oblanceolate; cauline +- linear to oblong. Inflorescence: flowers +- in upper 1/2 of pl; bracts 0 (or 1--2 near base); pedicel in fruit < calyx. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, tube hairs spreading, hooked at tips, also strigose or puberulent-strigose; corolla generally 1--3 mm diam, wide-funnel-shaped, yellow turning blue, appendages prominent, yellow turning red. Fruit: nutlets generally <= style, dark brown or +- black. Chromosomes: 2n=64.
Ecology: Roadsides, moist ground, wet meadows; Elevation: < 1650 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, n SN, c SNF, ScV, CCo, SnFrB, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Myosotis versicolor (Pers.) Sm.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
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Previous taxon: Myosotis
Next taxon: Myosotis latifolia
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2017. Myosotis discolor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34209, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.