Taxon: Myosotis alpestris F. W. Schmidt

Genus: Myosotis
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Cynoglossoideae
Tribe: Myosotideae
Nomen number: 316758
Place of publication: Fl. boëm. 3:26. 1794
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Myosotis alpestris hort. (= M. sylvatica Hoffm.)
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • alpine forget-me-not  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • myosotis alpestre  (Source: Pulmonaria) - French
  • Alpen-Vergissmeinnicht  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • nomeolvides alpina  (Source: Pulmonaria) - Spanish
  • alpförgätmigej  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • wu wang cao  (Source: Pulmonaria) - Transcribed Chinese
  • nezabudka alpiiskaya  (Source: Pulmonaria) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Pulmonaria 146.)

Distributional Range:



  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Latvia ; Lithuania ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Bennett, M. Pulmonarias and the Borage family. 2003 (Pulmonaria) 146.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)

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