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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Myosotis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Myosotis laxa Lehm.
Habit: Annual to short-lived perennial herb. Stem: 1--4 dm, slender, weak, often decumbent but base not creeping or stolon-like; +- strigose. Leaf: 1.5--8 cm, 3--15 mm wide; basal oblanceolate; cauline oblong to lanceolate. Inflorescence: bracted at base; pedicel spreading in fruit, > calyx. Flower: calyx 3--8 mm, tube hairs appressed-strigose, not hooked at tips, tube +- <= lobes, lobes equal or not, narrow-triangular; corolla 2--5 mm diam, +- salverform, blue, appendages prominent, yellow. Fruit: nutlets < 2 mm, > style, brown to black. Chromosomes: 2n=+-80.
Ecology: Moist soil to generally shallow water; Elevation: < 2050(2400) m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCoRH), n SNH, s SNH, ScV; Distribution Outside California: to southern British Columbia, western Montana; +- circumboreal, South America. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Highly localized in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Myosotis latifolia
Next taxon: Myosotis micrantha
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2017. Myosotis laxa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=34212, accessed on April 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 27, 2017.