Field Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis (Linnaeus) HillNon-native    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Lamiales   >   Family Boraginaceae   >   Genus Myosotis   


Status is difficult to gauge because of the similarities between Changing Forget-me-not, Strict Forget-me-not, and Field Forget-me-not. Public opinion, which is most likely false, is that Strict Forget-me-not is the de facto small Myosotis of open weedy areas in Maryland. Most likely found state wide in appropriate habitat, but MBP only has records from the Coastal Plain and Piedmont.


Field Forget-me-not appears very similar to Changing Forget-me-not and Strict Forget-me-not. Field Forget-me-not can be distinguished from the other two small Myosotis by looking at the fruiting pedicels. Field Forget-me-not has fruiting pedicels that are equal to, or longer than the calyx. Changing and Field Forget-me-nots have fruiting pedicels that are shorter than the calyx.

Young plants may not be safely identified to species.

Where to find:

Open weedy areas with full sun and short grass; roadside edges, edges of parking lots, and field edges.

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Field Forget-me-not in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Field Forget-me-not in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

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