[Forget-me-nots of The Columbia River Gorge]

Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass

Myosotis discolor

Synonym: Myosotis versicolor

Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass: Myosotis discolor (Synonym: Myosotis versicolor)

Yellow and blue scorpion grass as photographed atop the Columbia Hills in the eastern Columbia River Gorge.................May 1, 2005.

Inflorescence of Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass: Myosotis discolor (Synonym: Myosotis versicolor)

The photo at right shows the uppermost, bluish flowers of blue scorpion-grass.Note the spreading hairs covering the outer surface of the calyces. Photographed atop the Columbia Hills in the eastern Columbia River Gorge.................May 1, 2005.

Basal leaves and lower stem leaves of Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass: Myosotis discolor (Synonym: Myosotis versicolor)

The photo above shows a close-up of the basal cluster of leaves and lower stem leaves of yellow and blue scorpion-grass. Note the flower buds from the axils of the lower stem leaves at right, a diagnostic feature of this species. Photographed at the crest of the Columbia Hills.............May 1, 2005.

Inflorescence of Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass: Myosotis discolor (Synonym: Myosotis versicolor)

Inflorescence of yellow and blue forget-me-not as seen along the McCord Creek Trail in the western Columbia River Gorge..................May 20, 2009.

Inflorescence and upper stem leaves of Changing Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not, Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass, Yellow and Blue Scorpiongrass, Yellow Scorpiongrass: Myosotis discolor (Synonym: Myosotis versicolor)

Upper stem leaf and scorpiod inflorescence of yellow and blue forget-me-not as seen along the McCord Creek Trail in the western Columbia River Gorge..................May 20, 2009.

Paul Slichter