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The Set-Apart Qualities of The Colorado State Flower
The Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia caerules) is easily the most enchanting state flower. Colorado welcomes this fragile flower every year; enjoying lavender and white fusion among the rest of Colorado's natural wonders.
The petals of this flower, often called the white and lavender Columbine, are what so quickly catches the eye. The peduncles and sepals are lavender while the petals are a soft white with lavender edges. This kind of blending is often seen in forced variegated flowers but infrequently in naturally growing wildflowers. It is a truly unique fusion of two gentle, lovely colors. It catches the eye and holds attention firmly but in a rapturous way.
Colorado florists aren't the only lucky ones who can draw inspiration from the bi-colored Rocky Mountain Columbine. Floral designers across the country can take one look at the soft color palette and be instantly taken with ideas. Though it has long been known that lavender and white flower arrangements are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other occasions, the Rocky Mountain Columbine represents many ways for florists to use these colors together. A shake of yellow or a splash of green and the arrangement is ready to go!
Colorado law prevents anyone from picking, digging, or uprooting these flowers on public land. It is also illegal to pick these flowers from private land without the owner's consent. Bud and petal collection is also limited to a certain amount within a given day. Though this prevents the use of Rocky Mountain Columbine in arrangements from a local florist, it does not prevent the constant flow of inspiration that is inspired by a single glance at the flower. It's amazing beauty, shape, form and color are just four more reasons why other state flowers should (if they could) be jealous of the set-apart qualities of the Colorado State Flower.
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