Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Changing Forget-me-not - Myosotis discolor   Persoon
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DistributionMostly the northern Piedmont, plus Iredell and Mecklenburg counties. First collected in 1949 in a church lawn in Orange County.

Native of Europe; in N.A. the eastern and western sectors, with a big gap in the middle.
AbundanceRare. Based on the number of collections, it is well-established on and near the campus of Duke University, Durham Co.
HabitatRoadsides, lawns, campus weed, disturbed woods, meadow, pond edge, fallow field.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-August.
IdentificationThis forget-me-not is similar to M. arvensis, and it also lacks bracts in the raceme, but is more branched than that species. The flowers are light to sky blue with a yellow tube. Its fruit stalks (pedicels) are distinctly shorter than the calyx (vs. equal or longer in that species).
Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is M. versicolor.

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