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Aquilegia canadensis [= Aquilegia australis]

Wild Columbine

Scientific Name:

Aquilegia canadensis [= Aquilegia australis]

Genus:

Aquilegia

Species Epithet:

canadensis

Common Name:

Wild Columbine

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

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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