Tuesday, June 8, 2010

forget-me-not ~ 06/08/10 ~ Harvey West

best guess broadleaf forget-me-not
best guess Myosotis latifolia

There are 9 Myosotis records in Calflora with only one species being native. My second best guess would be the woodland forget-me-not (M. sylvatica). Both CalPhotos (linked in the common names) and Jepson were confusing to me (M. latifolia and M. sylvatica). I took my cue from Wikipedia which states the broadleaf forget-me-not can reach half a meter in height and has oval shaped leaves with larger ones at the base. This is native to northwestern Africa.

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