Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin
Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not, Alpine Forget-me-not
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
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 Howard's Alpine Forget-me-not (E. howardii) of western Montana and northern Wyoming are so dense they usually hide
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Northern New Mexico to western Montana and northeastern Oregon; north to Alaska.
Native Habitat: Open rocky places high in the mountains.
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eritrichium nanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eritrichium nanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eritrichium nanum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff