News — Colorado State Flower

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Guide Book signing on June 10th at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco, Summit County, Colorado.

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The expanded new edition 272- page Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide will be featured at a special evening book signing event on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5 to 8PM at the “Next Page” Book Store on Main Street in Frisco, Colorado. Authors and Publishers Bernie and Linda Nagy will be there to personally sign books during the event. Their latest book recently received several 5 star ratings from top reviewers on Amazon.       Along with the Nagy’s, renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder will be at the book store at the same time to sign his recently published Colorado...

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Colorado Author, Linda Nagy, Earns Colorado Flora Certificate.

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In December 2015, Linda Nagy received her Colorado Flora Certificate. “While I was researching and writing Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide in 2013, I joined the Colorado Native Plant Society and began taking their scientific courses to increase my knowledge of the wildflower flora in Colorado. The Colorado Native Plant Society has excellent resources, data bases, and knowledgeable teachers to provide information on Colorado’s more than 2500 different plant species,” said Linda. In 2013, Linda began taking courses both indoors in classrooms and outdoors on nature trails and completed her work in 2015.      To earn the certificate it is necessary to...

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Rocky Mountain Columbine and Claret Cup Cactus declared by Colorado’s General Assembly to be the State’s Official Symbols.

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Let’s hear it for the school children of Colorado! Twice they have influenced the legislature in naming official state symbols. The Rocky Mountain Columbine began its road to becoming the state flower in1891 as it was voted overwhelming the favorite flower of Colorado’s school children. The white and lavender Columbine, Aquilegia caerulea or coerulea, was adopted as the official state flower on April 4, 1899 by an act of the General Assembly.       Discovered in 1820 on Pike's Peak by mountain climber Edwin James, the columbine was also named and described by him. The two spelling confusions are due...

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