Aquilegia Express: Columbines
In late winter, many of us wait in great anticipation of the coming spring. With each new spring, a frenzied burst of wildflowers entices us out into nature for yet another beautiful year of Celebrating Wildflowers.
One of the most exquisite and most beloved wildflowers is the columbine. The magnificent rock-loving columbine brightens our hearts in cool, hidden forest grottos, and lifts our spirit high to alpine meadows and glacial mountain lakes.
All aboard! The Aquilegia Express is ready to leave the station! Join us as we explore columbine history, habitats, pollinators, and the many beautiful colors along the way. Final call!
“Sweet columbine, sweet columbine
Beneath the aspen and the pine
You seem a gift from heav’n above”
~ From a lyric by Edgar MacMechen, 1922