Friday, January 14, 2011

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Eastern Red Columbine
Scientific Name: Aquilegia canadensis
Plant Family: Ranunculaceae

Identifying Characteristics:
Size: Eastern red columbine is a perennial forb which grows to about 30 to 76 cm (12 to 30 in) in height.
Leaves: Leaves are compound, divided into rounded leaflets which give them the distinctive buttercup appearance.
Flowers: Flowers face downward, with petals which extend backward into long spurs.
Habitat: Eastern red columbine is found in well- lit areas on the edges of woodland areas, on open hillsides and bluffs, and even peat bogs.
Bloom time: May-July

Information source:
USDA Plants Database (

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