The Thursday Picture – Color on the Trail

Columbine

Columbine

Today’s Thursday Picture is of Aqualegia elengantula commonly known as Columbine.

CORRECTION:  Thanks to some sharp eyed readers who are “in the know” about flowers, I believe that the correct name of this flower is a Aquilegia formosa !  Thank you Cindy!  Please visit Cindy’s great blog, “Dipper Ranch.”  Cindy always has something interesting to read!

I took this shot on the Zinfandel Trail at the Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve in Cupertino, California.

Where is Picchetti Ranch OSP?  I am going to try something new starting with this post.  Because San Jose State University is centrally located in downtown San Jose, I will be referencing all of my hikes with a Google map that shows a distance from SJSU to that location.  I’m going to call this section,

“How far from San Jose State?”

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Picchetti Ranch OSP is only a short 30 minute drive from San Jose State Universtiy and downtown San Jose.

So, where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

 

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3 thoughts on “The Thursday Picture – Color on the Trail

  1. That’s a cool article about all the different columbines. Got me trying to imagine the different insects that matched each flower structure. BTW, at Picchetti, that is probably a crimson columbine or Aquilegia formosa. A great way to find the local species is to run a search by county at Calflora.org or to check the plant or animal species list for each preserve at nrdb.org

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