Regularity: Regularly occurring
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Myosotis azorica
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myosotis azorica
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Myosotis azorica, common name Azorean mouse-ear or Azorean forget-me not, is a plant species endemic to the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. It grows near waterfalls and on wet rocks and in wet meadows on the islands of San Jorge, Pico, Faial, Corvo and Flores. Its native range covers less than 15 km2, with the total number of individuals estimated at less than 600, so the species is vulnerable.
Myosotis azorica is a perennial herb with decumbent stems up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall. Leaves are lanceolate, clasping the stem, with numerous soft flexible hairs. Flowers are borne in "scorpioid cymes," i.e. on spirally curving stems resembling a scorpion's tail or a half-unfurled fiddlehead fern leaf. Flowers are deep blue-purple with a yellow center.
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