Myosotis discolor

Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
Species:Myosotis discolor Pers.
Common NameChanging Forget Me Not; Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; 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; AGCP (FAC), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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


SynonymFull Citation
Myosotis collina Myosotis collina

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: Coffee (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jackson (TN), Lincoln (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: HTTU, MTSU, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1994 - 1999

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU018616 Coffee Tennessee 23 Mar 1994 Charles Lawson
Myosotis discolor
HTTU033073 Jackson Tennessee
Myosotis discolor
MTSU018608 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Mar 1997 Alana Colvett
Myosotis discolor
UCHT024558 Hamilton Tennessee
Myosotis discolor
MTSU018617 Lincoln Tennessee 10 Apr 1994 Melissa A. Vandagriff
Myosotis discolor
MTSU018615 Coffee Tennessee 13 Apr 1995 Jagruti Patidar
Myosotis discolor
MTSU018607 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1999 Sherry Prayter
Myosotis discolor
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Plant Photos

Myosotis discolor - Milo Pyne
Myosotis discolor - Milo Pyne
Myosotis discolor - Milo Pyne
Myosotis discolor - Milo Pyne