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Aquilegia saximontana (Rocky mountain blue columbine)
Smith, R.W.

Aquilegia saximontana

Aquilegia saximontana Rydb.

Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine, Alpine Blue Columbine

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 eagle's talons.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug



Additional resources

USDA: Find Aquilegia saximontana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aquilegia saximontana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aquilegia saximontana


Record Modified: 2015-05-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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