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Colorado State Flower

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Colorado Flower

Columbine

State of Colorado

Columbine:

The white and lavender Columbine was adopted as the official state flower on April 4, 1899 by an act of the General Assembly.

In 1925, the General Assembly made it the duty of all citizens to protect this rare species from needless destruction or waste. To further protect this fragile flower, the law prohibits digging or uprooting the flower on public lands and limits the gathering of buds, blossoms and stems to 25 in one day. It is unlawful to pick the columbine on private land without consent of the land owner.
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Photo by D. Duke, Colorado State Parks, Colorado Department of Natural Resources

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