Myosotis discolor

Species:Myosotis discolor Pers. ex Murray
Common Name:Yellow and Blue Forget Me Not; Changing Forget Me Not; Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass
Habitat:Moist roadsides, along railroads, and fallow fields.
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Growth Habit:Herb
Plant Notes:Yellow and Blue Forget Me Not is an introduced annual in the Borage family (Boraginaceae). It is native to Europe. In Alabama, it has been found in the central eastern portion of the state. Yellow and Blue Forget Me Not occurs along roads and rail roads, in lawns, and in cemeteries. It is a winter annual from a tap root. Seed germinate and develop a basal rosette of leaves over the winter. Leaves are spatulate to lanceolate in outline with entire margins. The leaves are pubescent with white hairs. Flowering stems develop in the early spring. The flowering stems are simple or branched and 2-6 inches in height. They have a few reduced leaves towards the base. Stems are pubescent towards the base and appressed pubescent towards the top. Flowers are produced in loose helicoid false-racemes. The pedicels are shorter than the fruiting calyx. The hairs on the calyx are uncinated (hooked). The corolla is five-lobed. It opens yellow-white and turns blue with age. The fruit consists of 4 mericarps.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FAC- (NWI)
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyBORAGINACEAE - Borage family
Genus Myosotis
Species Myosotis discolor Pers. ex Murray - Yellow and Blue Forget Me Not; Changing Forget Me Not; Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass


Citation Myosotis discolor Persoon ex Murray, Syst. Veg., ed. 15. 190. 1797 [1798].
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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Barbour, Lee, Montgomery, Pike

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, TROY, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00006799 Lee 02 Apr 2020 Barger, T. Wayne
Myosotis discolor Pers.
UWAL0032952 Montgomery 03 Apr 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
Myosotis discolor Persoon
AUA_ACC_51657 Barbour 16 Apr 1989 Diamond, Alvin R.
Myosotis Discolor Pers.
ALNHS00005056 Montgomery 11 APR 2017 Barger, T. Wayne
Myosotis discolor Pers.
TROY000043867 Montgomery 03 Apr 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
Myosotis discolor Persoon
AUA_ACC_39820 Pike 5 Apr 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
Myosotis Discolor Pers.
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