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Golden Columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Description:

A very, very strange flower was my first impression. This flower's most unique and odd quality might just be the five "rods" that shoot out from behind the bud. Definitely worth hiking 3,000 feet to observe. :) Update: those five "rods" are called spurs and are filled with nectar while the five paler yellow petals (that resemble a starfish's shape) are known as sepals.

Habitat:

Found growing near a spring on a hiking trail that begins in Madera Canyon, Arizona. The small spring (artificial, I think) is dubbed Armour Spring, and they were only found at that location, at about 8,000 feet above sea level.


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Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.73, Long: -110.88

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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