Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Wild Columbine

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Aquilegia canadensis, Wild Columbine

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aquilegia canadensis

Flower Description:

Flowers are reddish with yellow centers which hang or nod at the end of a slender stem. The flower is made up of 5 upside down tubes that form a bell. The spurs are filled with nectar. A delicate flower in the spring/early summer garden and a favorite of humming birds. Happily self-seeds.

FamilyButtercup
Season BloomLate spring, summer
HabitatDeciduous forest, shade
CyclePerennial
Height1-2'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves have long stalks and are divided into 9-27 thin, light green leaflets. Each leaflet has 3 lobes.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland