Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Field Forget-me-not - Myosotis arvensis   (L.) Hill
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Section 6 » Order Lamiales » Family Boraginaceae
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Author(L.) Hill
DistributionMostly the Piedmont; disjunct to Macon County in the southern Mountains. First collected in 1840 by J. Wolle (herbarium CM), but no county given.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. across Canada south to SC, TN, SD, CO, OR.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadside, weed in Winston-Salem, weed in Highlands.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationThis is an inconspicuous plant, the stems mostly simple or with a few branches, spreading hairy, usually less than 1 foot tall. The coiled raceme is loosely flowered and without bracts; the petals are tiny and sky blue in color.
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