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Small-flowered Forget-me-not - Myosotis stricta
Other Names:  Strict Forget-me-not, Myosotis micrantha

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Annual. Stems often branched at the base, 3–20 cm. Herbage hirsute to strigose. Leaves mainly cauline, 5–30 mm long,. Flowers: calyx ca. 4 mm long in fruit, uncinate-hispid; corolla blue, limb 1–2 mm across. Nutlets brown, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced to much of north-temperate North America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 54

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Shallow or disturbed soil of grasslands, rock outcrops, roadsides and margins of wetlands, streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).


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    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Tuinstra, K. E. 1967. Vegetation of the floodplains and first terraces of Rock Creek near Red Lodge, Montana. Ph.D dissertation. Montana State University, Bozeman 110 pp.
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