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State Flower

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Flower: White and lavender columbine (Aquilegia caerulea). In a statewide contest, the schoolchildren of Colorado chose the columbine as the state flower. State law makes it the duty of Colorado citizens to protect the state flower from needless destruction or waste, and prohibits uprooting the flower on public lands. The law also limits the gathering or picking of the flower on public lands to 25 stems, buds, or blossoms per day. The state flower was adopted on April 14, 1899, by an act of the General Assembly.

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