Common name: Australian Forget-me-not
Myosotis australis R.Br. APNI*
Description: Annual or perennial herb 20–40 cm high, erect or ascending; hairs rather dense, spreading.
Leaves variable; basal leaves spathulate, usually 3.5–10 cm long, 7–16 mm wide, becoming ovate or narrow-spathulate towards the inflorescence.
Flowers white or yellowish, rarely bluish. Calyx 2–4 mm long, lower parts densely covered with hooked hairs; lobes narrow-triangular, 1–2 mm long. Corolla 3–6 mm diam., tube exceeding the calyx tube by 1.5–2.5 mm; lobes 1–2.5 mm long. Stamens and style included or anthers shortly exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread but usually uncommon, south from Armidale district.
Grows in rocky places.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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