Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Family Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
Bloom Late Spring, summer
Habitat Deciduous forest, shade
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-2′
Flower 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.
Leaf Leaves have long stalks and are divided into 9-27 thin, light green leaflets. Each leaflet has 3 lobes.
Notes The nectar tubes make this flower a favorite for hummingbirds and long-tongued moths. It produces a papery pod-like container that splits along its side to release many shiny round seeds.

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