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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Range Description

This species is found throughout much of the northern Hemisphere. The subspecies Myosotis laxa caespitosa occurs from Europe, south to North Africa and east through Siberia, Mongolia and the Middle East to China and the subspecies M. l. laxa occurs in the western and eastern coastal areas of North America.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in most types of water bodies, including temporary pools, marshes, wet meadows, small watercourses, damp places, lake margins, rivers and streams.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Associations

Foodplant / parasite
cleistothecium of Golovinomyces cynoglossi parasitises live Myosotis laxa

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
oospore of Peronospora myosotidis parasitises live Myosotis laxa

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myosotis laxa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Lansdown, R.V.

Reviewer/s
Tognelli, M. & García, N.

Contributor/s
Grillas, P., Bazos, I., Rhazi, M., Rhazi, L., Flanagan, D., Knees, S.G., Patzelt, A., Neale, S. & Williams, L.

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.
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Population

Population
This species is widespread and abundant throughout much of its range and there is no evidence to suggest that it is in any way threatened.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

There are no known past, ongoing or future threats to this species.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation measures in place or needed for this species.

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Wikipedia

Myosotis laxa

Myosotis laxa is a species of forget-me-not known by several common names, including tufted forget-me-not, bay forget-me-not, and small-flowered forget-me-not. It has a circumboreal distribution, occurring throughout northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It grows in many types of habitat, including moist and wet areas; it is sometimes aquatic, growing in shallow water.

Henry David Thoreau described Myosotis laxa:

The mouse-ear forget-me-not, Myosotis laxa, has now extended its racemes (?) very much, and hangs over the edge of the brook. It is one of the most interesting minute flowers. It is the more beautiful for being small and unpretending; even flowers must be modest. [1]

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  1. ^ Thoreau, Henry David; Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1884), The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Houghton, Mifflin and company, p. 109 
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