Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica) is a perennial plant native to the provinces and northwestern states of Canada and the United States.
In 1949, it was declared the state flower of Alaska. It was meant to represent perseverance, a quality that distinguished the early pioneers of Alaska. The Myosotis genus belongs to the Boraginaceae family (borage) and has 150 to 200 species.
A true forget-me-not is a sprawling, medium-sized wildflower that is around 2 to 6 inches tall. The leaves are elongated and measure 2.5 to 5 cm long.
These dark green leaves are often sessile, have a profoundly sunken midrib, blunt tips, and are surrounded with fine hairs.
The radially symmetrical blooms are light blue with vibrant yellow centers. They are usually arranged in rounded and divergent racemes along the branch.