Photo of Myosotis asiatica: Myosotis stricta vs. Myosotis asiatica

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 5, 2014 10:40 AM CST
@KentPfeiffer
Hi, Kent,
I'd suggest that this plant is Myosotis asiatica, rather than Myosotis stricta.

Myosotis stricta is a squinny little thing, not showy and prominently-visible in flower like Myosotis asiatica.
Some examples of Myosotis stricta:
http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
http://plants.usda.gov/java/la...
http://luirig.altervista.org/f...
http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scri...
http://www.florealpes.com/fich...

Both occur in Wyoming (Myosotis stricta as an introduced weed), but where you were, Myosotis asiatica should have been a commonly seen plant, and this photo appears to be it. (Myosotis asiatica is a very common species in the mountains here and people who hike/"botanize" in these parts, as I do, would see a lot of it.)

What do you think?
Lori

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