What Is the State Flower of Colorado?


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As of 2015, the state flower of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Columbine after a vote among the state's school children in 1899. Edwin James first discovered the Rocky Mountain Columbine on Pike's Peak in 1820. It is scientifically known as the Columbine Aquilegia caerula.

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The Rocky Mountain Columbine commonly has white and lavender colors and possesses a rich aroma that it uses to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The flower can ranges from 7 to 23 inches in height and is classified as a herbaceous perennial plant. The Rocky Mountain Columbine also comes in various other colors, including pale yellow and pink.

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