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Plants/Golden Columbine 2

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Side view, Golden Columbine

Side view of Golden Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha), with the spurs clearly visible. The nectar-bearing parts are at the tips of the spurs, requiring the long tongue of a sphinx moth for harvesting. Scanned image by A. H. Harris.

leaflet of Golden Columbine

Golden Columbine leaflet showing the fancied similarity to the spread wings and fanned tail of a dove. Scanned image by A. H. Harris.