The Forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris, ssp. asiatica) is the Alaska State Flower. The flower is found in sub-alpine and alpine meadows and on slopes throughout most of Alaska, except Southeastern (the panhandle) and the Yukon River drainage. Forget-me-nots bloom in late May-June on south-facing slopes to early August in northern snow beds.
The forget-me-knot is a perennial plant, 6" to 15" tall, with long-stemmed, lanceolate blue-green leaves with many stiff hairs. The flowers are 1/4" to 3/8" across, have five rounded blue petals joined at the base with a yellow eye surrounded by white. The spike of flowers is tightly curled in a cyme in bud.
Source: Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers, Verna E. Pratt, Alaskakrafts, Inc., 1996.
This pathtag is one of five of the sixth annual fundraising pathtags for GeocacheAlaska! and features one of our unique flowers. The Alaskan flowers featured in the 2015 series are the State Flower Forget-me-not, Fireweed, Monkshood, Prickly Rose, and Chocolate Lily. The tag designs were created by Design Partner Chris Mackey/fox-and-the-hound of AURA Design Group in coodination with GeocacheAlaska! Sourdough member Ray Menzie/akgh519.
The tags are available only as sets via direct sales from GeocacheAlaska! at http://www.geocachealaska.org/alaskageocoins.htm and at GeocacheAlaska! events, so please do not make trade requests of this GeocacheAlaska! account. Two-hundred-fifty (250) of each of the floral pathtags were manufactured.
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