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Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Aquilegia canadensis

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: Aquilegia canadensis

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of wild columbine are 1.5", red and white, nodding, and lantern-shaped with five spurs.

The leaves of this plant are compound and divided into three lobes. The plants grow to a height of 18".

Habitat & Range

Wild columbine grows in rocky forests in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flowers of this species bloom between May and June.

It is an herbaceous perennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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