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Alaska State Flower

Alpine forget-me-nots - click to see all state flowers
Alpine forget-me-not; photo by Mike65ie on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike). See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Alpine Forget-me-not

Alaska's state flower, the wild native Alpine forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris), grows well throughout Alaska in open, rocky places high in the mountains. You will see the diminutive alpine forget-me-not in midsummer, and perhaps one of several other varieties in Alaska (such as mountain and splendid forget-me-nots). Alpine Forget-me-nots belong to one of the few plant families that display true blue flowers.

Alpine forget-me-not flowers - click to see all state flowers
Alpine forget-me-not; photo by Mark Sheehan on Flickr
(noncommercial use permitted with attribution).
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

* There is discrepancy among sources on the correct Latin name - the above is from United States Arboretum.

Source:
Alpine Forget-me-not: Boreal Forest.org
Alaska Symbols: Fairbanks - Alaska.com
Links:
Alpine Forget-me-not: What Barbara's camera sees
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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