Alpine forget-me-not Myosotis alpestris

Status Amber - Vulnerable and Near-Threatened
Best Time to See July, August
Colour Blue
Habitat Upland

An upland relative of the true forget-me-not.

Its sky-blue flowers are almost identical. The difference lies in the stems which are shorter. The flowers have a white inner ring and a yellow centre. County flower of Westmorland.

Distribution

Confined in England to a few limestone hill-tops in the north Pennines. The old county of Westmorland has most of them.

Habitat

Rocky limestone hilltops.

Best time to see

Flowers from July to August.

Did you know?

It is the state flower of Alaska.