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Columbines

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Object Title: Columbines

 

Page By: foweyman

Created/Edited: Dec 5, 2006 / Dec 6, 2006

Object ID: 249213

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Columbines: Aquilegia sp. These attractive wildflowers with spurred flowers are found wild throughout North America, Siberia and other northern temperate regions. Aquilegia means eagle-like and refers to the spurs' (nectarines) resemblance to an eagle’s talons. Their unique flowers have generated some colorful common names including: Rock bells, Granny’s bonnet, Jack-in-trousers, and Revolver flower. A. canadensis are dark green and deeply divided. Its drooping flowers are bell-shaped and they are yellow with long, straight, red spurs. A. alpina produces blue and white flowers and is the state flower of Colorado.

In some Native American tribes a man would grind up the seeds into a powder and coat his hands before holding the hand of his desired companion, and then they would wash their hands together. This "love potion" ensured the couple a long, happy life together. In Europe however it was considered a tremendous insult to be given columbine if you were a woman and bad luck if you were a man.

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Colorado Columbines

Colorado Columbines

<b><i>Aquilegia alpina

Aquilegia alpina

Columbine at Old Priord Pass Trail

Columbine at Old Priord Pass Trail

Crimson Columbine

Crimson Columbine

Conejos Columbines

Conejos Columbines

Nevada Columbine

Nevada Columbine

genus Aquilegia

genus Aquilegia

Columbines

Columbines

Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Dangerous encounters

Dangerous encounters

Aquilegia pubescens, Coville\'s Columbine

Aquilegia pubescens, Coville's Columbine

A clutch of Never Summer...

A clutch of Never Summer...

Red Columbine

Red Columbine

Columbines

Columbines

Columbine

Columbine


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Bob SihlerNice idea for a beautiful flower

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

I like it!
Posted Dec 5, 2006 9:53 pm

lcarreauOutstanding

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

collection of pictures and information, Fred!
And to think that some Sp-members don't like to look at
what Mother Nature produces, unless it has a snow-capped
mountain with a route description attached!! Hogwash! :)
Posted Jun 27, 2008 5:22 pm

foweymanRe: Outstanding

Hasn't voted

Thanks lcarreau. They're probably my favorite mountain flower, often turning up in unexpected places. By the way, does lcarreau mean "the crow" in french? :)
Posted Jun 27, 2008 7:20 pm

lcarreauRe: Outstanding

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Nope, but while I attended public schools in Utah, I had to
learn a stupid poem called "The Raven." :)

If you're interested, 'carreau' in french means "The Diamond."
(And YES, I've already had to EAT CROW several times on SP!!)
Posted Jun 27, 2008 7:32 pm

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