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Myosotis asiatica (Vesterg.) Schischkin & Sergievskaja

Alaska forget-me-not, alpine forget-me-not, Asian forget-me-not

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBoraginaceaeBorages or forget-me-nots
GenusMyosotisFrom the Greek myos, “mouse,” and ous or otos, “ear,” from the shape of the leaves
SpeciesasiaticaFrom Asia

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The alpine forget-me-not is the state flower of Alaska.

Identification: These flowers don’t exceed 12" (30 cm) in height. The flowers are brilliant blue, ¼" (6.3 mm) across, occurring in clumps. There is a small yellow ring at the center. Found at elevations of 2200-9000' (670-2743 m).

Myosotis asiatica (Alaska forget-me-not, alpine forget-me-not, Asian forget-me-not)

By Jerzy Opioła, from the Kobylarzowy Couloir, a deep gully in the Tatra mountains in Poland.

Online References:

Myosotis asiatica at Alaskawildflowers.us

Myosotis asiatica on NETSTATE

Myosotis asiatica on Google Images

Myosotis asiatica on Montana Plant Life

Myosotis asiatica on Forestry Images

Myosotis alpestris

Myosotis alpestris auct. non F.W. Schmidt

Myosotis alpestris F.W. Schmidt ssp. asiatica Vesterg.

Myosotis sylvatica Ehrh. var. alpestris auct. non (F.W. Schmidt) Koch


Myosotis asiatica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Myosotis asiatica (Alaska forget-me-not, alpine forget-me-not, Asian forget-me-not)

6/14/1996 · Denali National Park, Alaska · By Constance B. Kent


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