Definition of Blue columbine
1. Noun. Columbine of the Rocky Mountains having long-spurred blue flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Aquilegia
Generic synonyms: Aquilege, Aquilegia, Columbine
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Literary usage of Blue columbine
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1. Practical Landscape Gardening: The Importance of Careful Planning, Locating by Robert B. Cridland (1920)
"... Pink Hardy Chrysanthemum Hardy Flax Hardy Cornflower Tall Larkspur Blue Columbine Baby's Breath Perennial Clematis Speedwell Early Blue Phlox Bellflower ..."
2. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1869)
"It is cultivated with the «greatest ease, and is much more delicate in foliage and in the hues of its flowers, than the common blue Columbine. ..."
3. Botany: An Elementary Text for Schools by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1900)
"blue columbine. A European species, common in gardens, and often full double: flowers varying from blue and purple to white, with rather short and thick ..."
4. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"The simpler forms are usually yellow or white, while flowers with more highly modified parts are pink and pale blue (columbine), blue in higher types ..."
5. The Land's End: A Naturalist's Impressions in West Cornwall by William Henry Hudson (1908)
"Here in places almost all the flowers appeared to be blue, from the tall blue columbine to the small ground ivy and the tiniest veronica. ..."