Aquilegia canadensis, Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis
photos by Dennis Kalma
 
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  Aquilegia canadensis L.
Columbine
Ranunculaceae (buttercups)
18730
AQCA

 

Plant: 20 to 60 cm tall; flowering spring to early summer

Flower: 5-parted, pendant, bell-shaped, approx 2-3 cm long; 5 red sepals; 5 petals, each with yellow blade and long upturned red spur; stamens numerous, yellow; pistils longer than stamens, white

Leaves: compound, divided and sub-divided into 3's

Habitat: rocky woods and slopes

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Flora of North America