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Taxon: Myosotis scorpioides L.

Genus: Myosotis
Family: Boraginaceae subfamily: Boraginoideae.
Nomen number: 24815
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:131. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CTª, MAª, NHª.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • forget-me-not   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • true forget-me-not   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – English
  • water forget-me-not   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • water scorpion-grass   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 ) – English
  • myosotis des marais   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – French
  • lockerblütiges Vergissmeinnicht   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Sumpf-Vergissmeinnicht   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • wasurenagusa   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • nezabuka bolotnaâ   (Source: F Baltic ) – Transliterated Russian
  • äkta förgätmigej   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Mongolia: Mongolia
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [n.]; Italy [incl. Sardinia]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Angely, J. A. 1970–. Flora analítica e fitográfica do Estado de São Paulo.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Bennett, M. 2003. Pulmonarias and the Borage family. 151–152.
  • Brickell, C., ed. 1997. The American Horticultural Society. Encyclopaedia of garden plants.
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan. [naturalized].
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  • Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
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