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Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin
Alpine Forget-me-not, Arctic alpine forget-me-not
USDA Symbol: erna
A low, cushion-like plant with deep blue flowers just above the tufted leaves.
Flowers: corolla funnel-shaped, about 1/4 (6 mm) wide, 5-lobed, with 5 yellow pads around the opening to the narrow tube.
Leaves: up to 1/2 (1.3 cm) long, lanceolate, c
The genus name comes from the Greek erion (wool) and trichos (hair), referring to the hairs on the plants, which on Howards Alpine Forget-me-not (E. howardii) of western Montana and northern Wyoming are so dense they usually hide
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Native Distribution:
Northern New Mexico to western Montana and northeastern Oregon; north to Alaska. Native Habitat:
Open rocky places high in the mountains.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff