Alpine Forget-me-not

Alaska State Flower


Alpine forget-me-not

Alpine forget-me-not; photo by Mike65ie on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Alpine Forget-me-not

Alaska adopted the wild native Alpine forget-me-not as the state flower in 1917. 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; photo by Mark Sheehan on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).
Alpine forget-me-not flowers