Myosotis arvensis (L.) Hill
Common Name: FIELD SCORPION-GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Myosotis arvensis A. A. Reznicek

A Eurasian species, not as showy as M. scorpioides or M. sylvatica, but locally common along forested trails and roadsides, clearings, shores, lawns, old gardens; more often in weedy places than undisturbed forests. First collected in 1883 in Ingham Co.

Herbarium specimens of M. sylvatica with shriveled or immature corollas are easily misidentified as M. arvensis. One should look for corollas displaying a well-pressed limb to be sure of having this small-flowered species. White-flowered plants may be locally common with blue-flowered ones.

Locations

Alpena County
Baraga County
Bay County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Ingham County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lenawee County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mason County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=584.