Eritrichium nanum

(Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not)


Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6293


Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6275


Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 9879


Eritrichium nanum, Mosquito Gulch, Park Co. 2979

Scientific Name Eritrichium nanum USDA PLANTS Symbol ERNA
Common Name Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31904
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); meadows, tundra.
Plant: Short, mat-forming perennial 1/2 to 2 inches tall; slender hairy stems.
Leaves: Basal oblong to ovate leaves, up to 3/8-inch long, thick, hairy.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small flowers about 1/4-inch across with 5 blue petals and yellow centers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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