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Alpine Forget-me-not

Alaska State Flower

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

Official State Flower of Alaska

Alaska adopted the wild native alpine forget-me-not as the state flower in 1917. Alpine forget-me-nots belong to one of the few plant families that display true blue flowers. All State Flowers

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 forget-me-nots and splendid forget-me-nots).