Myosotis verna Nutt.
Family: Boraginaceae
early scorpion-grass,  more...
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Etymology: Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 2"-8" tall forb, hairy throughout
Leaves: mostly stalkless, oblong with a rounded tip
Flowers: white, 5-parted, less than 1/8" wide, petals not flat, calyx with hairs hooked below and upright above, its 3 lobes shorter than the other 2; calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, leafless, curving, branched clusters (cyme); blooms April-July
Fruits: nutlet with mostly erect stalks
Habitat: dry; upland woods, fields
Conservation Status: Native
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