Columbine or Rock Bell (Aquilegia canadensis)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
 Columbine or Rock Bell (Aquilegia canadensis)

(Columbine - 14)  This is one of the few photos we've been able to take in which we can distinguish all five pistils: there are two to the left, two close together in the center, and one to the right.  We also find it very interesting to see the way the stamens develop: there seem to be three groupings, one group near the top of the flower (bottom of photo) that are straight and surround the pistils, and below that are two other groups that are curled.  In this photo, we can also see some of the crinkled surface of the petals.

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