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Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum (Arctic alpine forget-me-not)
Cressler, Alan

Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum

Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin var. elongatum (Rydb.) Cronquist

Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not, Pale Alpine Forget-me-not

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Eritrichium elongatum

USDA Symbol: ernae

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Pilose
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Habitat: Open, rocky places, in mountains at 7300'-8300'.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum


Record Modified: 2023-02-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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