Blue Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)

A perennial with all leaves basal; bell- shaped flowers are up to 3 inches wide, with long spurs, in blue, white, yellow, lavender or red. State flower of Colorado. Found in the Rocky Mountains along with sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, aspen, Douglas fir-White fir, aspen-forb, spruce-fir and alpine communities at 5,000-ll,000 feet elevation. Best in full sun to shady conditions, moist soils; provide filtered shade in sunny, hot climates.

Description

The Blue Columbine is the Colorado State Flower.