Myosotis micrantha is an annual or winter annual herb to 20 cm tall, stems hairy, often branched from base.
Leaves alternate 2 cm long, 0.7 cm wide, lower leaves narrow, widest above middle, upper oblong to lance-shaped.
Flowers blue with yellow eye (occasionally white), 0.1-0.2 cm wide, tubular, petal lobes spreading but not flat; calyx 0.3-0.5 cm long, bristly-hairy; inflorescence uncoiling as it develops, spike-like (racemes), flowering almost to base of plant, lower flowers scattered among leaves.
Fruit 4 nutlets, enclosed in old calyx, style shorter than nutlets; flower stalks to 0.2 cm long in fruit, shorter than calyx; blooms June-Aug.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry roadsides, fields.