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FLOWER

Wild Native Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris)

Found in most areas across the state, this delicate yet sturdy blue flower was first adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1917. The five connected petals are a quarter to a third of an inch wide. The yellow center helps to make it a colorful addition to Alaska’s hills and valleys during the summer months, especially from late June to late July. Many Alaskans cultivate this perennial wildflower. An official floral emblem of the wild native forget-me-not was also adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1917.