Eritrichium nanum

(Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not)

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Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6293

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Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6275

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Eritrichium nanum, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 9879

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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.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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