Myosotis sylvatica Hoffm.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Myosotis sylvatica first year rosette A. A. Reznicek first year rosette

This is the commonest cultivated species, another Eurasian native escaped extensively in dry or moist ground, especially along trails and roads through forests (even spreading into the forests); neglected lawns, shores, dumps, and other ± disturbed sites in sandy, rocky, or rich soils. First collected in 1912 on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Co.

A variable species, this one is frequently white-flowered and occasionally pink-flowered. Rarely (especially with white- or pink-flowered plants) the corolla may be a little smaller than usual (± 4 mm broad).


Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Iron County
Isabella County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Muskegon County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 28, 2022.