|Entered the Union: August 1, 1876 (38)||Capital: Denver|
|State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine||State Bird: Lark Bunting|
|State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep||State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce|
|State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout||State Gem: Aquamarine|
Protected by law The statute made it illegal to uproot the flower on public lands, and the gathering of blossoms and buds is limited to 25 in one day. Columbines may not be picked at all on private land without the consent of the landowner.
Colorado specifies the white and lavender Rocky Mt. Columbine which has blue-violet petals and spurs, a white cup and yellow center. Blue is a symbol of the sky, white represents snow, and yellow symbolizes Colorado’s gold mining history.
Columbine flowers mean different things to different cultures, with ancient Romans and Greeks attributing the flower to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Columbines are often viewed as symbols of love and romance, making them a common gift between romantic partners. Columbine flowers can also symbolize foolishness.
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Colorado . Colorado has an official state cactus and state pet, but no state foods . Though if it did declare one, it might choose steak. Colorado is among the top 10 cattle-producing states in the Union.
Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is a part of the western and southwestern United States. Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado.
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Wild Columbine ( Aquilegia canadensis) is a native Adirondack wildflower which produces showy red and yellow flowers in late spring and summer in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Its compound leaves are divided into threes, with three irregular lobes.
|width||6 inches to 2 feet wide|
|flower color||Blue Purple Red Orange White Pink Yellow|
|foliage color||Blue /Green|
|season features||Spring Bloom Summer Bloom|
The plant’s seeds and roots, however, are highly poisonous and contain cardiogenic toxins which cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if consumed as food. However, the medical use of this plant is better avoided due to its high toxicity ; columbine poisonings may be fatal.
Chrysanthemums . This cheerful flower has been said to symbolize fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. Often called mums , these fun blossoms can also convey loyal love, hope and cherished friendship.
Rosemary and Pansies: Ophelia gives these flowers to Laertes, she even cites them as being for remembrance and thoughts. Fennel is the symbol for flattery and columbine is considered the flower for “deceived lovers,” a symbol of male adultery and faithlessness.
Columbine , or Aquilegia, is an intriguing member of the Ranunculaceae family with exquisite petals that give it an ephemeral quality, like a briefly glimpsed hummingbird. It is an herbaceous perennial that blooms from spring to summer in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.