The electric blue blossoms of the Alpine Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris) are hard to miss in the stark, rocky tundra above treeline in Colorado’s high mountains. The flowers, which can also be found in white and light blue, grow low to the ground on thick mats of fuzzy gray-green leaves to help ensure survival in the harsh alpine environment. The Alpine Forget-Me-Not is the county flower of Westmorland in the United Kingdom and the state flower of Alaska.

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