Myosotis
forget-me-not, scorpion-grass
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Myosotis arvensisfield forget-me-not, field scorpion-grass, 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
Growth Duration: Annual
Myosotis discoloryellow and blue forget-me-not, yellow and blue scorpiongrass
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and Nevada; also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, wastelots, and other dry to moist open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-August
Growth Duration: Annual
Myosotis laxabay forget-me-not, small forget-me-not
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Colombia 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
Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial, Perennial
Myosotis ramosissimaearly forget-me-not
Distribution: Occurring in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Balds, prairies, grassy embankments, roadsides, and other disturbed open places at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Europe and Mediterranean region
Flowers: March-May
Growth Duration: Annual
Myosotis scorpioidescommon forget-me-not, true forget-me-not, water forget-me-not
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Wet areas from low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: Perennial
Myosotis strictablue scorpiongrass
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Balds, prairies, roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed, open moist to dry places.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: April-June
Growth Duration: Annual
Myosotis sylvaticawoodland forget-me-not
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to Oregon.
Habitat: Roadsides and moist woods at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: Perennial
Myosotis vernaearly forget-me-not, spring forget-me-not, early scorpion-grass, spring scorpion-grass
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington British Columbia to California, east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Open, wet to dry places in foothills and lowlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial