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Myosotis scorpioides

Biological Category 
Plants
Species Type 
Other Herbaceous
LHPrism Status 
Tier 4 - Widespread

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Impacts of this species 

Myosotis scorpioides compete with native plants for space, sunlight, and nutrients. They tend to grow in large monocultures,which can significantly reduce populations of native plants. This ultimately decreases biodiversity of the area that they grow in. These plants also contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic to mammals and can cause weight loss, poor body condition and liver disease.