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Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

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Eritrichum nanum
Alpine Forget-me-not
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

A low, cushion-like plant, growing to a height of 10 cm.

Description

Alpine Forget-me-not Distinguishing Features - Leaves: >1.3 cm long, lanceolate, covered with loose hairs. Flowers: corolla funnel-shaped, about 6 mm wide, 5-lobed, with 5 yellow pads around the opening to the narrow tube. Fruit: divided into 4 smooth nutlets.

Habitat

Native to both Eurasian and Western North American mountain habitats; Alaska southward through British Columbia to the Pacific Northwest and beyond; in open, rocky places high in the mountains.

Notes

The Alpine Forget-me-not belongs to one of the few plant families that display true blue flowers.



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