Golden Columbine Wildflower   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine Wildflower — Image by kenne

The Golden Columbine is native to moist canyon seeps in the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts of southwestern
North America.
The word columbine comes from columbinus, in Latin “dove,” referring to the flower’s resemblance
to a cluster of 5 doves. The spurs represent the birds’ heads and shoulders; the spreading sepals,
the wings; the blade of the petal, each bird’s body. The genus name, from the Latin aquila (“eagle”),
alludes to the petals, which resemble eagle talons. — Source:

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