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Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Alpine forget-me-not

Scientific name
Eritrichium nanum
Plant Family
Plant Group
Tiny blue-purple flowers grace the small but hardy Alpine forget-me-not. The genus name, Eritrichium, comes from the Greek meaning "wooly hair."
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Tiny blue-purple flowers grace the small but hardy Alpine forget-me-not. The genus name, Eritrichium, comes from the Greek meaning "wooly hair."

Did You Know?

The Alpine forget-me-not generally grows in high elevations between 9000-12000 ft. The tiny, gray-green leaves and stems form a cushion-like mound. The flowers are usually about 1/4 inch in width.

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