Colorado State Flower

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Colorado State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine

Scientific Name: Aquilegia caerulea

State Flower Description: The Rocky Mountain Columbine blooms in July and August and is endemic (native) to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The blooms are lavender and white, and the entire plant reaches 2 to 10 inches in height.

Where It's Found: The Rocky Mountain Columbine can be found in sub-alpine and alpine areas at elevations of 10,800 to 13,000 ft in the Rocky Mountains and is only found in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Colorado State Flower Dedication: 1899

 

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