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Myosotis alpestris F.W. Schmidt

Family - Boraginaceae

Common Name - Alpine Forget-me-not

 

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

Fragrant Flowers 

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Habitats
Mountain rocks
Mountains
Description of Genus

Annual and perennial herbs. The leaves and stems are, at least to some extent, hairy. The flowers are blue, the throat is closed by 5 notched scales.

Whole plant of Myosotis alpestris
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Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England and Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called either a schizocarp, or a nutlet.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is blue in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Myosotis alpestre
Germany
Alpen-Vergissmeinnicht

Chromosome Number (2N)

48