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Asian Forget-me-not Myosotis asiatica

 

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Asian Forget-me-not
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Family: Boraginaceae, Borage view all from this family



Description One to several stems rise 6-16 in. from long-petioled, lance-shaped, hairy basal leaves. Stem leaves are shorter and broader. Tiny, bright blue flowers to pale blue flowers with yellow centers are saucer-shaped and occur in dense clusters.


Flower June - August.


Flower June - August


Habitat Meadows; woods; moist slopes; moderate to high elevations.


Range Alaska south through British Columbia, to Oregon, c. Idaho, and n.w. Colorado.


Discussion The common cultivated forget-me-not is Myosotis sylvatica var. sylvatica, a European plant of lower elevations, distinguished primarily by its less clumped form and less perennial habit.


Comments The common cultivated forget-me-not is Myosotis sylvatica var. sylvatica, a European plant of lower elevation, distinguished primarily by its less clumped form and less perennial habit.


Exposure Preference Partial shade.


Native Distribution Alaska to s. British Columbia, c. Idaho, n.w. Colorado & the Black Hills


Site Preference Meadows; woods; moist slopes; moderate to high elevations


Soil Preference Moist soils.


 

 

 

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