/home/ctbotsoc/ct-botanical-society.org/app/webroot/
Connecticut Plants
Blue Scorpion-grass (Stiff Forget-me-not)
Myosotis stricta Link ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes

The name "scorpion-grass" probably comes from the coiled flower stalks, which unroll as the flowers open. There are several similar species in Connecticut, some native, some introduced from Eurasia.

  • Synonyms: Myosotis micrantha
  • Family: borage (Boraginaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields and disturbed ground, especially in sandy soil
  • Height: 3-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: pale blue
  • Flowering time: April to July
  • Origin: Europe
Myosotis stricta Link ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes
Myosotis stricta Link ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes