Myosotis scorpioides

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Myosotis scorpioides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Myosotis
Species: M. scorpioides
Binomial name
Myosotis scorpioides
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Synonyms

Myosotis palustris

Myosotis scorpioides (syn. Myosotis palustris), the water forget-me-not or true forget-me-not, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the borage family Boraginaceae. It is native to Europe and Asia, but can be found elsewhere, including much of North America, as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It grows in bogs and wet places and beside streams and rivers. It is an erect plant which ranges in height from 6 in. to two feet, bearing small (1/4 in.) blue flowers with yellow centers. It blooms from mid-spring to first frost in temperate climates.

Myosotis scorpioides is also known as scorpion grass due to the spiraling curve of its inflorescence on scorpioid cymes.

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