Myosotis scorpioides true forget-me-not Boraginaceae MYSC*; R (DeCandido 2001);

Myosotis scorpioides

Myosotis scorpioides.Leo Michels.www.imagines.plantarum.de.luirig.altervista.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Myosotis scorpioides is a perennial herb to 60 cm tall, roots fibrous, stem angled, often creeping at base, producing long creeping stems (stolons), finely hairy. 

Leaves alternate, 2.5-8 cm long, 0.7-2 cm wide, the lower ones widest above middle (oblanceolate), upper leaves elliptic to lance-shaped. 

Flowers blue with a yellow eye, tubular, petal lobes spreading, 0.5-1 cm wide across top; calyx hairy 0.3-0.5 cm long, lobes equal to or shorter than tube, flower stalk (pedicels) as long or slightly longer than calyx. 

Fruit dry, 4 nutlets, in old calyx; style in fruit as long or longer than nutlets; blooms and fruits May-Sept. 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Wet soil, pH 5.5-7.5, shallow water.