Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis goyenii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 23: 400 (1891) – as goyeni
Synonymy:
Type: South Island. Lake Hawea, steep rocky faces on track on eastern side by lake, Feb. 1886, D. Petrie s.n. (lecto, designated by C. Lehnebach, Tuhinga 23: 25 (2012): WELT SP002484!*).
Etymology:
Petrie’s epithet goyenii honours fellow Inspector of Schools, naturalist and friend Peter Goyen (1845–1927), who found plants of this species near Arrowtown during his explorations on the South Island (Petrie 1891; Godley 1992).
 Description

Rosette loose;  lvs spathulate;  hairs short, stiff, straight, closely appressed, barely overlapping.  Lateral branches ascending;  internodes  c. = lvs.  Cymes ebracteate, usually simple;  lower fls distant.  Corolla pale yellow to white,  c. 10 mm diam.;  tube narrow-funnelform;  anthers below scales.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: (Oct.)–Nov.–Jan.; Fruiting: Dec.–Feb.

 Bibliography
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [Naturally uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series No. 22. [Naturally Uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Naturally Uncommon]
Petrie, M. A. 1891 ("1890"): Descriptions of new native plants, with notes on some known species. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 23: 398–407.