Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Schultz) Hyl. ex Nordh.

Water Forget-me-not

Norsk Fl. 529 (1940) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual or biennial herb, 10–35 cm high, erect or ascending; branches with sparse to moderately dense appressed hairs. Leaves moderately hairy, apex rounded, margins flat; rosette leaves narrow-obovate to oblong, 2–8 cm long, 4–15 mm wide; cauline leaves more or less stem-clasping. Inflorescence axis with sparse appressed antrorse hairs. Flowers on pedicels to c. 10 mm long; sepals 2–4.5 mm long, acute to obtuse, connate in basal half to two-thirds, not elongating markedly with age, sparsely to moderately appressed-hairy; corolla c. 2.5 mm long, about as long as sepals, glabrous, pale blue, tube longer than lobes; stamens and style included in corolla-tube. Mericarps c. 1.5 mm long, pale to dark brown. Flowers Oct.–Apr.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *GipP, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Europe. A weed of stream banks and other moist places.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-01
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised
Snowy Mountains present naturalised

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory