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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 30, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Looks like a columbine
Friend asks what it is but thinks it should be in Colorado for some reason


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May 30, 2016 8:18 AM CST

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yep, Columbine, Aquilegia. Why just Colorado? Blinking

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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
May 30, 2016 9:26 AM CST
She said they are colorado bluebells or something like that ..I thought they looked like the columbine I have here in NC
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
May 30, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Thanks!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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jmorth
May 30, 2016 9:40 AM CST
Well, it is the official state flower (1899) for Colorado.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 30, 2016 9:44 AM CST
There it is!
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 30, 2016 2:52 PM CST
There it is..... not!

One of the very basic differences with columbine species is whether or not the spurs are hooked or straight. Spurs are the pointy end of the trumpet shaped petals, and protrude out the back of the flower.
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These are clearly hooked, and the spurs of the Colorado state flower (Aquilegia coerulea) are straight.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...
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Although there are a few American hooked spur species, it is rare to find them in cultivation beyond specialty growers. As such, hooked spurs are generally associated with Eurasian species, of which there are many. In my opinion, this columbine looks like Aquilegia flabellata or a hybrid there of.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
May 30, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Why thanks Rick. I will pass that info on it is good to know.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
May 30, 2016 4:49 PM CST
You were very smart to show the entire flower! Thumbs up

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