Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for True Forget-me-not - Myosotis scorpioides   L.
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DistributionAlmost exclusively in the Mountains; also Forsyth County. Collected first in 1911 in Forsyth Co. Specimens from Cleveland, Guilford, and Scotland counties appear to be misidentified.

Native of Europe; in N.A. southern Canada and most of the U.S. except the southern Plains states and the Deep South.
AbundanceFrequent in the Mountains, but rare in the western Piedmont.
HabitatWet, often muddy, soil of river and stream shores, wet meadows, alluvial woods, margins of impoundments, montane seepages and bogs, montane woods. It is more often seen in open habitats than in shade.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-August.
IdentificationThis is the true forget-me-not of literature and is a familiar wildflower in sunny mountain wetlands, even though not a native species. It is larger in stature and leaf size than our other Myosotis, often exceeding a foot tall. The flowers are bright sky blue to turquoise blue with a yellow tube, larger than those of our other species.
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