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Plant Details

Aquilegia canadensis (=Aquilegia australis Small)

Wild columbine

Scientific Name:

Aquilegia canadensis (=Aquilegia australis Small)

Common Name:

Wild columbine

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Full-sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Forests, woodlands, rock outcrops, especially (though by no means entirely) on calcareous or mafic substrates

Notes:

Leaf miners seem to love this plant but it doesn't seem to harm it--just looks funny. Hummingbirds frequent this plant.

Early Leaves

31 March 2005, Cary, NC

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Bloom

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Tammy Kennedy

Seed Pods

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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