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Columbines—Elegant Flowers Spurred to Greatness

Katherine Gould obtained her degree in tropical plant systematics, working on the genus Spigelia, which includes the North American wildflower S. marilandica, Indian pink. After doing postdoctoral research at Harvard, she worked for two years in BBG's Science department as coordinator of the New York Metropolitan Flora project.


  • James May 28, 2013

    I am in the Idaho Master Naturalist program and found your article of particular interest to me. We have 10 varieties of columbine growing in our garden and 3 species of hummingbirds. We will be especially interested in observing the spurs and the pollinators this year. Thank you for publishing such an interesting and informative article!

  • Kirsten November 29, 2010

    Great article. Thanks so much for publishing and helping to educate us all!

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