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Western columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Description:

The reddish orange spreading outer parts of the flower are sepals, and the yellow inner parts are the true petals. Grow up to 2.0 ft. Attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve ( a unique open prairie habitat) surrounded by conifer forest. Native to western North America.

Notes:

Some Plateau Indian tribes used the Aquilegia formosa to concoct a perfume. It is also used medicinally by several Native American tribes.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2018
Submitted on May 30, 2018

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