Colorado Blue Columbine
(Aquilegia coerulea)
ColoradoBlueColumbine in Rocky Mountain National Park


The Colorado Blue Columbine is the state flower, perhaps the most graceful and ornamental of all wildflowers. This perennial was Latin-named "Columba" or dove for its resemblance to the bird of peace. Wrote poet John Parkinson over 300 years ago, "no garden would willingly be without them." Typically 8 to 24 inches tall.

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