Alaska State Flower, Forget me not (Myosotis alpestris) is a clump-forming perennial. Forget me not belongs to Boraginaceae family. Forget me not was chosen as the Alaska State Flower in 1949.
Forget me not flowers are very fragrant in the evening and night time, though there is little or no scent in the daytime. The Forget me not flower also called Asian Forget me not, Wood Forget me not, Woodland Forget me not, Alpine Forget me not.
There are about 50 species in the genus, and are popular in gardens. The cultivated forms of Forget me not often show a mixture of colours. The Forget me not flowers have five connected salviform petals, colored sky blue, that are a quarter to a third of an inch wide. The Forget me not flowers have a white inner ring and a yellow center. Forget me not produces bright, clear blue flowers. The best time to see the Forget me not is midsummer, from late June to late July.
Facts About Forget me not
- Forget me not plant is tiny, with elliptical and hairy leaves in a rosette at the bottom, and about 2 cm long.
- Forget me not flowers are seen in rocky mountainous areas, woods, humid fields with altitudes of 700-2800 m.
- The fragrant Forget me not flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by bees, flies and Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
- Forget me not flowers bloom between July and September.
- The whole Forget me not plant has astringent and ophthalmic properties and can be used as a lotion.
- Forget me not plant’s properties are an excellent remedy for many eye diseases.
- Forget me not plant is propagated by division in March or October or by stem cuttings taken in summer.
- The Forget me not flowers can be used in rock gardens.
- The variety Myosotis alba has white flowers and the variety Myosotis aurea has yellow flowers.
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Facts About Alaska
Alaska’s capital city is Juneau. Alaska got its Statehood on May 16, 1959, as the 49th US state.
- The name "Alaska" is most likely derived from the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning greater land.
- Anthropologists believe that today’s Alaska Natives originated in Asia, either crossing over the Bering land bridge from Siberia or traveling by watercraft along the shorelines.
- Alaska’s total area is 570,374 Square Miles.
- Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
- The discovery of gold in the Yukon began a gold rush in 1898. Later gold was discovered at Nome and Fairbanks.
- The state’s coastline extends over 6,600 miles.
- Alaska is the United States’ largest state and is over twice the size of Texas.
- Oil is the state’s most valuable natural resource. The area includes what is thought to be the largest oil field in North America.
- 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.
- In 1915 the record high temperature in Alaska was 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Fort Yukon; the record low temperature was -80 degrees Fahrenheit at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.
- The Tongass National Forest of Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States.
- Alaska has 29 volcanoes.
- Alaska has 33,000 miles of coastline.
- Alaska consists of 1/2 the world’s Glaciers.
- Alaska is just 55 miles east of Russia.
- Alaska is the only state to have coastlines on three different seas, namely Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
- Alaska is nicknamed as The Last Frontier, Great Land, Land of the Midnight Sun.
- Alaska is home to three main universities, each with several satellite campuses in smaller communities. They are: University of Alaska Fairbanks, the main campus; University of Alaska Anchorage, the largest campus; and University of Alaska Southeast (whose main campus is in the state capital of Juneau).
- Alaska is often characterized as a Republican-leaning state with strong Libertarian tendencies.
- Alaska’s main export is seafood.
- Alaska is the least-connected state in terms of road transportation.