Myosotis scorpioides

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBoraginaceae
Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
GenusMyosotis
Species:Myosotis scorpioides L.
Common NameTrue Forget Me Not
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; 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; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (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
Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Myosotis palustris Myosotis palustris (L.) Hill

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: Bracken (KY), Elliott (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Rowan (KY), Bedford (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MDKY, MEM, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1959 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100318037 Jefferson Kentucky 22 Jul 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
25205
EKY
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010210 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010211 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010212 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010214 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 05 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
MDKY00008445 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183805 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183802 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183807 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183803 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183809 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183804 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
UCHT024574 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090181 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
31234100317997 Elliott Kentucky 09 Jun 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Myosotis scorpioides
31234100318029 Madison Kentucky 20 May 1992 J. Richard Abbott
2270
EKY
Myosotis scorpioides
31234100318045 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Jun 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
25105
EKY
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010213 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010215 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
BEREA010209 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosotis scorpioides
31973000006838 Bracken Kentucky 01 Jul 1980 Thieret, John
52253
KNK
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183808 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
TENN-V-0183806 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Myosotis scorpioides
UCHT024575 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090180 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0061072 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090186 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0088276 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090189 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090188 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0069807 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090185 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
MTSU018621 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Apr 1982 Don F. Brown
MTSU
Myosotis scorpioides
MTSU018620 Bedford Tennessee 20 Apr 1982 John Clowers
MTSU
Myosotis scorpioides
UOS01695 Franklin Tennessee 10 May 1959 S. Lazell
UOS
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014021 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014018 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014017 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014014 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014012 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
MEM009226 Sevier Tennessee 20 Aug 1970 Raymond Athey
s.n.
MEM
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0083448 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090183 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
APSC0090187 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Myosotis scorpioides
MTSU018603 DeKalb Tennessee 07 Apr 2010 Krystal Richards, Nick Staley
24
MTSU
Myosotis scorpioides
UTM01536 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014016 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014011 Unicoi Tennessee
15207
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU034449 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014020 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU025601 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0230
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014019 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014022 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014015 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
ETSU014013 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Myosotis scorpioides
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