Myosotis scorpioides

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Myosotis scorpioides


Perennial with a creeping rhizome, often stoloniferous. Lower leaves 4-7 cm long, oblong-lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate, subobtuse, tapering towards base, usually sessile, nearly glabrous or with few appressed hairs; the upper leaves narrowly oblong, often apiculate, smaller. Flowers female or hermaphroditic, distinctly larger in the first case, salver-shaped with a short tube included in the calyx, limb rotate, explanate, 4-10 mm in diam., first pink, later sky-blue, rarely white, lobes rounded-emarginate; fornices yellow. Stamens: anthers lanceolate, included in the corolla.


Asia south to N India present, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa), Europe present, N Africa present, N America present
Nearly all Europe, Asia south to N India, N Africa, N America; Malesia: introduced in Java and, maybe, other parts of the Malesian area.


Backer & Bakh. f. 1965 – In: FL Java: 464