The Alpine Forget-Me-Not is Alaskas State flower. This gorgeous, delicate plant has a long stem with blue flowers clustered at the top. It usually grows from 6 to 15 inches tall. The lanceolate leaves remind me of a broad blade of grass with an abundance of stiff hairs on them. They are also very large stemmed. The five petals on each flower are symmetrical and are usually light blue with a yellow circle and a white dot in the center. They look very exquisite when in bloom. Mostly they grow in Alpine and Sub-Alpine areas except in Southeastern and the Yukon River drainage.These Victorian light blue flowers are sometimes seen in white or pink, this is quite unusual! When they bloom depends on where the plant happens to be located. For instance they will bloom in late May through out July on southern facing slopes, while in northern snow beds you could see them blooming in early August. All of this makes Alaskas state flower quite engaging.
Created by Melissa
Photos by Verna Pratt, used with permission,edited by Melissa