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Vascular Plants of California
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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 , not hooked at tip

2. Corolla 2–5 mm diam; calyx tube ± <= stylenutletsstem often  but base not creeping or stolon-like; annual to short-lived  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 , 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  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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