Myosotis alpestris

Myosotis alpestris
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Myosotis
Species: M. alpestris
Binomial name
Myosotis alpestris

Myosotis alpestris or alpine forget-me-not is a herbaceous perennial plant in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. The alpine forget-me-not is the county flower of Westmorland in the United Kingdom.


In Great Britain it occurs in only two localities, in limestone grassland in the North Pennines, and at high elevation on mica schist on and nearby Ben Lawers. Its native distribution includes much of southern and central Europe and the Caucasus.


  1. ^ "County profile for Westmorland". The Association of British Counties. Retrieved 17 March 2024.
  2. ^ P.A. Stroh; T. A. Humphrey; R.J. Burkmar; O.L. Pescott; D.B. Roy; K.J. Walker, eds. (2020). "Myosotis alpestris F.W.Schmidt". BSBI Online Plant Atlas 2020. Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 17 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Myosotis alpestris F.W. Schmidt". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 17 March 2024.

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