Common name: Forget-me-not
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Schultz) Hyl. ex Nordh. APNI*
Synonyms: Myosotis caespitosa Schultz APNI*
Description: Annual herb 10–35 cm high, stems ascending; hairs sparse to moderately dense, appressed.
Leaves narrow-obovate to oblong, 2–7.5 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, ± moderately hairy; basal leaves petiolate, upper leaves sessile and ± stem-clasping.
Flowers pale blue. Calyx 2.5–3.5 mm long, ± moderately hairy with appressed hairs; lobes ≤ 1 mm long. Corolla 2–4 mm diam., about as long as the calyx; lobes ≤ 1 mm long. Stamens and style included in the corolla tube.
Distribution and occurrence: scattered, but chiefly naturalised in the Cooma–Tumut district. Native of Europe.
Grows near streams; on wet ground or in shallow water.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *CWS
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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