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This image of a Wild Columbine was taken at Blendon Woods Garden neat the visitors information building. This beautiful woodland wildflower has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes, similar to the garden Columbines. These tubes, or spurs, contain nectar that attracts long-tongued insects especially adapted for reaching the sweet secretion. European Columbine (A. vulgaris), with blue, violet, pink, or white short-spurred flowers, was introduced from Europe and has now become well established in many parts of the East. It is different from its cousin, the Colorado Blue Columbine, which I am familiar with in that it droops downward while the Colorado Blue Columbine tips upward. It is a beautiful flower.

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Bob White06-May-2009 08:00
A very nice capture and nice DOF
Debbie Blackburn Beierle06-May-2009 06:15
Fantastic shot, Monte! A favorite flower of mine and you have captured it perfectly! Excellent DoF and lighting.
Gayle P. Clement06-May-2009 00:44
Very beautiful, Monte. Very well captured.
Cindi Smith06-May-2009 00:31
I love columbine! These are beautiful!
Guest 05-May-2009 23:56
beautiful image nicely captured
Guest 05-May-2009 22:33
Nice Monty. Love the depth of field
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