Small Forget-me-not - Myosotis laxa
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Annual to short-lived perennial. Stems lax, ascending, 7–60 cm, rarely rooting at the nodes. Herbage strigose, sometimes sparsely so. Leaves mainly cauline, 1–8 cm long. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long in fruit, strigose; corolla blue, limb 2–5 mm across. Nutlets black, ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumboreal south through much of north-temperate U.S. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus appositus
and Bombus melanopygus
(Wilson et al. 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.