Dec. 4, 2022

blue scorpion-grass, Myosotis stricta

The ends of stems on scorpion-grass uncurl as they go about their business, sort of like scorpion tails. These are also called small-flower forget-me-not. The flowers are only about an eighth of an inch across. These are annuals, typically with a single stem that flowers at the top. They may occur scattered across open areas, or in patches like the one shown here. This is an Eurasian native, now well established here in CA, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, AB, BC, NB, NS, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/7/11. Borage family, Boraginaceae.