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Eritrichium argenteum
alpine forget-me-not

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington, where known only from Chelan County. Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Habitat: Coarse, rocky soils of alpine slopes and summits.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)

Pollination: Bees, flies


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Accepted Name:
Eritrichium argenteum W. Wight
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 29(6): 411–412. 1902.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin [HC]
Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin, misapplied [HC]
Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin var. elongatum (Rydb.) Cronquist, misapplied [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Eritrichium argenteum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Eritrichium argenteum checklist entry

OregonFlora: Eritrichium argenteum information

E-Flora BC: Eritrichium argenteum atlas page

CalPhotos: Eritrichium argenteum photos

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