Boraginaceae - borage family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 10 August 2018)

Boraginaceae - borage family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Mertensia (1 species)
      Mertensia maritima - seaside bluebells (rare [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Myosotis (2 species)
      Myosotis laxa - smaller forget-me-not (uncommon)
      Myosotis scorpioides - water forget-me-not (uncommon)

leaf color leaf texture
Mertensia grayish blue fleshy
Myosotis green not fleshy

Mertensia (bluebells)
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Mertensia maritima (seaside bluebells) - [information to be added]

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Myosotis (forget-me-not)
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stem cross section flower width flower color
Myosotis laxa round less than 6 mm blue with a yellow center
Myosotis scorpioides angled 6–9 mm blue with a yellow center
Myosotis stricta [?] 1–2 mm blue

Myosotis laxa (smaller forget-me-not)
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Myosotis scorpioides (water forget-me-not)
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Myosotis stricta (water forget-me-not)
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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.