Jun 29 2013

Columbo Time?

Published by at 7:30 am under Plants

American columbo flower (photo by Chuck Tague)

I know a meadow where American columbo grows.  When I went there at midsummer 2010 it was in bloom.

Is it blooming now?  I’ll have to see.  Perhaps I’ll go tomorrow.


Click on the “columbo” link above to read more about this flower.

(photo by Chuck Tague)

UPDATE June 30: Alas I am too late by two weeks.

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2 Responses to “Columbo Time?”

  1. Daveon 30 Jun 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Is it similar to a columbine?
    I have some in my garden, they are beautiful!

  2. Kate St. Johnon 30 Jun 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Dave, no, columbo is nothing like columbine. It’s related to gentian but very tall. It’s nickname is Monument Plant. Here are some pictures of the entire plant: http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/okwild/amercol.html

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