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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Myosotis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Myosotis micrantha Pall. ex Lehm.
Habit: Annual or winter annual. Stem: < 2 dm, branches 0 or from near base; +- puberulent or rough-hairy. Leaf: generally < 2 cm, 7 mm wide, abaxial hairs hooked, especially on midrib; basal oblanceolate or wider; cauline oblong or elliptic. Inflorescence: flowers from near plant base, where 1 per axil; bracts in lower 1/2, leaf-like; pedicel in fruit ascending or +- spreading, << calyx. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, strigose at least above, tube hairs spreading, hooked at tips; corolla 1--2 mm diam, wide-funnel-shaped, deep blue, appendages minute, +- blue. Fruit: nutlets >> style, brown, occasionally paler. Chromosomes: 2n=+-36--40.
Ecology: Uncommon. Roadsides, streambanks, disturbed open areas; Elevation: 500--1650 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, MP; Distribution Outside California: northern United States, southern Canada, native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Myosotis stricta Link ex Roem. & Schult.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Myosotis laxa
Next taxon: Myosotis scorpioides
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2016. Myosotis micrantha, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77291, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.