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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Myosotis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Myosotis scorpioides L.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: 2--6 dm, generally unbranched, base often creeping or stolon-like; +- strigose. Leaf: 2.5--8 cm, 7--20 mm wide; basal oblanceolate; cauline oblong or elliptic to lance-elliptic. Inflorescence: bracts 0; pedicel in fruit spreading, +- >= calyx. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, tube hairs sparse-appressed-strigose, not hooked at tip, lobes << tube, occasionally unequal, wide-triangular, in fruit < 6 mm; corolla 5--10 mm diam, blue, salverform, blue, appendages prominent, yellow. Fruit: nutlets > 1.5 mm, +- <= style, ovate, +- black, marginal rim obscure. Chromosomes: 2n=64.
Ecology: Shallow water, wet soil; Elevation: (75)1050--2100+ m. Bioregional Distribution: SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: western Oregon, Washington, to eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Other reported locations need documentation; most easily confused with Myosotis laxa.
Synonyms: Myosotis palustris (L.) Hill
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Myosotis micrantha
Next taxon: Myosotis verna
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2016. Myosotis scorpioides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34214, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.