AQUILEGIA CAERULEA


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Colorado’s State Flower has exceptionally long spurs, and is said to be pollinated by hummingbirds and hawkmoths, who are able to reach the nectarines.  Other blue or white columbines found (rarely) in the Rockies have much shorter spurs.


It is reported that the most intense blues are found in Colorado, and north and west from there the plants become more and more whitish.