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Asian Forget-me-not - Myosotis asiatica
Other Names:  Myosotis alpestris, Myosotis sylvatica var. alpestris

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Short-lived perennial sometimes with a branched caudex. Stems erect or ascending, simple, 5–40 cm. Herbage sparsely hirsute. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 2–10 cm long. Flowers: calyx 3–6 mm long in fruit, uncinate-hirsute; corolla blue, limb 4–8 mm across. Nutlets black, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Lesica (2012) recognizes this species under the name Myosotis sylvatica Hoffm.

Species Range

Range Comments
A garden escape, introduced throughout much of northern North America, native to Europe. Collected once in Flathead County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 66

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