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Aquilegia saximontana Rydb.
Rocky Mountain blue columbine, Alpine blue columbine
USDA Symbol: AQSA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
CO USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2012-07-14
Research By: TWC Staff