Myosotis
forget-me-not, scorpion-grass
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Myosotis arvensismouse ear, rough forget-me-not, field scorpiongrass
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east across the northern half of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, wastelots, and forest openings, typically associated with disturbance.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-July
Myosotis discoloryellow and blue scorpiongrass, yellow scorpiongrass
Distribution: Introduced in Washington to California, east to Montana, and along the East Coast
Habitat: Roadsides, dry to moist open areas
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May - August
Myosotis laxabay forget-me-not, small forget-me-not
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Colombia and Alberta south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; also in the eastern half of North America.
Habitat: In moist soil and shallow water, at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
Myosotis micranthablue scorpion-grass
Distribution: Introduced over most of northern United States and southern Canada; in Washington, chiefly east of the Cascades, where fairly common.
Habitat: Roadsides, stream banks, and moist to dry open places.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: April - June
Myosotis scorpioidescommon forget-me-not, true forget-me-not, water forget-me-not
Distribution: Introduced in much of western and eastern United States; uncommon in the Pacific Northwest
Habitat: Low to mid-elevations in the mountains
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: June - August
Myosotis sylvaticawood forget-me-not
Distribution: Introduced in western Washington and some mid-West and Eastern states
Habitat: Roadsides and moist woods at low elevations
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: June - August
Myosotis vernaspring forget-me-not, early scorpiongrass, spring scorpiongrass, white scorpiongrass
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July