Myosotis stricta

Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
Species:Myosotis stricta Link ex Roem. & Schult.
Common NameSmall Flowered Forget Me Not; Strict Forget Me Not; Blue Scorpion Grass
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


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.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Pulaski (KY), Trigg (KY), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0183810 Van Buren Tennessee
Myosotis stricta
TENN-V-0183926 Trigg Kentucky
Myosotis stricta
APSC0021690 Trigg Kentucky
Myosotis stricta
APSC0021691 Trigg Kentucky
Myosotis stricta
31973000006841 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Apr 1994 Thieret, John
Myosotis stricta
31234100318052 Jefferson Kentucky 06 May 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
Myosotis stricta
31234100318086 Trigg Kentucky 16 Apr 2008 Edward W. Chester
Myosotis stricta
31234100318078 Pulaski Kentucky 20 Apr 1980 Ginger Murphy
Myosotis stricta
31234100318060 Jefferson Kentucky 29 Apr 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
Myosotis stricta
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