Eritrichium canum

Eritrichium canum

Eritrichium canum is an erect perennial herb of 10 – 30 cm tall. Stems are woody at base and basal leaves have hairy stalks. Flowers arein terminal racemes, pale blue, bell shaped with yellow or orange colored eye in the centre.

English Name


Local Name

Forget me not.



Flowering time

June to August


Hill slopes and sandy soils.


Leaves are used to hasten child birth.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is a common flower and can be found in almost all parts of the Valley. It is called forget me not because despite the fact that the flower is very small, it is found in large numbers. Painting the area in blue. So it says “Forget me Not !”

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