Myosotis micrantha  (M.stricta; M. arvensis) forget-me-not; blue scorpion grass Boraginaceae MYMI*; Q, j (Stalter and Lamont 2002);

Myosotis stricta. By Arthur Haines. Copyright © 2015.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Myosotis stricta (M. micrantha). By Arthur Haines. Copyright © 2015.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

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. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Dry roadsides, fields.