Myosotis arvensis (L.) Hill
Family: Boraginaceae
field forget-me-not, field scorpion-grass
[Myosotis scorpioides var. arvensis L.]
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Kitty Kohout  
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Elizabeth Parnis  
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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium (UWSP)  
Etymology: Myosotis: from mys for "mouse" and ous for "ear," referring to short, soft leaves of some species
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb often with upper branches
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, calyx with semi-stiff hairs, its lobes about equal the tube;calyx drawing inflorescence a terminal, leafless, curving, branched cluster (cyme)
Fruits: smooth, shiny nutlet on spreading stalks
Habitat: fields, roadsides
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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