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Myosotis verna Nutt.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

One of our two native species. Dry sandy or rocky banks (both grassy and forested), meadows and pastures, oak savanna. Quite disjunct on rock on the Keewenaw Peninsula.

The similar Myosotis macrosperma Engelm. is known (rare) from the Lake Erie region of Ontario and Ohio, although primarily a species of farther south. It differs in larger nutlets (> 1.5 mm long) and large leaf-like bracts at the base of the inflorescence, and may one day be discovered in Michigan.


Bay County
Clinton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.