Aquilegia saximontana Rydb.
Rocky Mountain blue columbine, Alpine blue columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: AQSA
A columbine with blue sepals and white petal tips at a height of 2-8 inches (5-20 cm), Alpine Blue Columbine (Aquilegia saximontana) has blue spurs hooked at the tip. It grows high in the Colorado mountains.
The genus name Aquilegia comes from the Latin aquila which means eagle and refers to the spurred petals that many believe resemble an eagles talons.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Aquilegia saximontana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aquilegia saximontana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aquilegia saximontana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-14
Research By: TWC Staff